Winemag.co.za | SA Wine Ratings, News, Opinion & Analysis

Rall White 2015

Though Donovan Rall’s first bottling was as recent as 2008, his credentials are now very much established and the question concerning new releases becomes how do they compare to previous vintages.

Rall White 2015

Large and in charge.

His white blend, which is typically Chenin Blanc driven with various portions of Verdelho, Chardonnay and Viognier, is always a wine of some weight but the 2015 seems particularly imposing. The nose is quite shy – sniff deep enough and you’ll find hints of citrus, white peach, potpourri and ginger. The palate, meanwhile, shows ripe fruit plus some oxidative character; rich and smooth textured with moderate acidity, it doesn’t leave you wondering. Approximate retail price: R260 a bottle.

#WinemagRating: 92/100.

His red blend, Syrah with a dash of Grenache, shows particularly well in the case of the 2014. An expressive nose of red and black fruit, some olive brine and scrub. It’s rich and full like this wine tends to be but equally has balance and character. Good depth of flavour, fresh acidity and a little whole-bunch grippiness on the finish. Approximate retail price: R275 a bottle.

#WinemagRating: 91/100.

Find our South African wine ratings database here.

Tagged , ,

Share this post

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

9 + two =

ADVERTISING
SHOP ONLINE
winemag-storm
HOT AND HAPPENING
AEC v1.0.4
  • September 29, 2016RisCura White Hot Public Tasting
  • October 5, 2016RisCura White Hot Public Tasting
  • October 14, 2016Wine on the River
  • November 1, 2016Prescient Chardonnay Public Tasting - Café Cru, Monte Casino
AEC v1.0.4
ADVERTISING
newlstter2 Get the biggest stories of the past fortnight sent directly to your inbox. subscribe
FACEBOOK
TWITTER
ADVERTISING
BE SAFE
Wine magazine was published from October 1993 until September 2011 and now lives on in digital form as Winemag.co.za. We cover everything to do with South African wine.
XSLT Plugin by Leo Jiang