BLANKBottle Familiemoord 2013

Incident free.

Incident free.

W.O. Swartland. The name refers to an incident where winemaker Pieter Walser was suspected of killing his son – during the construction of a sandpit, father buried offspring for fun but neighbours assumed the worse.

100% Grenache. Red fruit, spice, potpourri and dried herbs. Pure and fresh with lovely tannin structure. Unadorned but really well balanced – provides great drinking pleasure. Sold out from the producer.

Score: 92/100.

BLANKbottle winemaker Pieter Walser designs his own labels and was winner of the Grand Prix at the inaugural Wine Label Design Awards.

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  1. David ClarkeMarch 10, 2015 at 8:25 pmReply

    Seeing a few murmurs on twitter about the name. Is it really that controversial? (yes, I know what it means)

    • Christian EedesMarch 10, 2015 at 9:51 pmReplyAuthor

      The back story has bags of interest (and is not nearly as dark as might seem). “Clothes maketh not the man” is the BLANKBottle motto – judge the wines on what’s in the bottle not on the label, Scan the QR codes or visit the website. You don’t get Grand Prix for nuffin’…

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