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Nederburg The Winemaster’s Reserve Grenache 2013

Chilled out.

Want further proof that Grenache is shaping is the next big thing when it comes to reds? Consider that The Winemaster’s Reserve Grenache made by Nederburg for Woolworths has gone from R59 a bottle for the 2010 vintage to R74.95 for the currently … [Read more...]

Spice Route Grenache 2012

Hip and happening.

Further evidence how “on trend” Grenache is comes with the release of the maiden vintage 2012 (R90 a bottle) from Spice Route owned by the ever canny Charles Back. The wine comes from Swartland vineyards planted in 2008. Some of the fermentation … [Read more...]

Vriesenhof Grenache 2011

All things to all people.

“Sophisticated and serious as well as easily delightful” writes colleague Tim James of the Grenache 2011 from Vriesenhof in the 2014 edition of Platter’s (before awarding it 4½ Stars) and I know what he means. It’s the kind of wine which doesn’t … [Read more...]

Domaine Grier Grenache 2010

Rough rider.

The Griers of Villiera in Stellenbosch embarked on an international venture in 2006 when they invested in a small vineyard in the Roussillon region in the South of France and named Domaine Grier. Enamoured with local examples of Grenache at the … [Read more...]

Tierhoek Grenache 2011

Tiger juice.

From 60-year-old vines grown 760m above sea level in Piekenierskloof, the Tierhoek Grenache 2011 is wonderfully appealing (and pretty good value at R110 a bottle). Red and blue fruit rather than black, some fynbos, subtle spice. It’s medium bodied … [Read more...]

Woolworths Nederburg The Winemaster’s Reserve Grenache 2012

Ideal with spag bol in front of the telly.

The Internet works in mysterious ways. An old post on this blog about drinking Lustau Pedro Ximénez 30 Years Old VORS sherry with chef Pete Goffe-Wood and a subsequent self-inflicted head injury (see here) is currently attracting a bit of traffic. … [Read more...]