Painted Rock Estate Winery 2012 Red Icon - 93+pts

Painted Rock Estate Winery 2012 Red Icon (Skaha Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

: Direct from winery here 
Cost: $55
Alcohol: 14.9%
Date Tasted: September 17th, 2014


Tasting Notes: Though the components change year-to-year, Painted Rock's Red Icon is an exceptionally consistent, high-end blend that successfully executes its but de vie to deliver complex, New World flavours wrapped in an elegant, Old World structure.

This year's Icon sees 31% Malbec blended with 28% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Franc and 15% Petit Verdot, offering a gorgeous, feminine nose of spiced plum, sweet red fruit, light vanilla-mocha and floral aromas. The understated, refined, palate follows with both dark and red fruit flavours creating the perception of sweetness upon entry, supported by silky-smooth tannins, rich savoury notes and effortless acidity through the very long, dry and balanced finish.

As with the 2011, the 2012 is approachable in its youth and should enjoy a long life in your cellar with further development a bankable commodity. Drink 2015-2022+.

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