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BLANKBottle Retirement at “65” 2016

This is a blend of mostly Darling Cinsault plus a little Grenache and Syrah, winemaker Pieter Walser having discovered an under-utilised 1951 vineyard of...

BLANKBottle Orbitofrontal Cortex 2016

Pieter Walser, winner of the Grand Prix at the Wine Label Design Awards 2015, has always eschewed conventional means of marketing his wines relying...

BLANKBottle Nothing to Declare 2014

Pieter Walser of BLANKbottle, winner of the Grand Prix inaugural Wine Label Design Awards earlier this year (see here), has a fabulous white blend...

Tim James: Against silly wine names

Has anyone else noticed the rash of silly phrases being given as names to wines? Blankbottle’s “Confessions of a White Glove Chaser” (a cabernet)...

BLANKBottle col. Mulscal Roos 2013

W.O. Western Cape. The relevance of the name not disclosed. A blend of 90% Shiraz and 10% Carignan from in and around the Swartland....

BLANKBottle Kortpad Kaaptoe 2013

W.O. Swartland. From a Fernão Pirez vineyard planted some 40 years ago. Rather heady aromatics  including peach, pineapple and plenty of spice.  Rich and...

BLANKBottle The Original Spaniard 2012

W.O. Swartland.  A blend of equal parts of Garnacha, Monastrell and Cariñena (Grenache, Mourvèdre and Carignan) and hence the name. Red fruit, purple flowers,...

BLANKbottle Professor Kukurowitz 2013

W.O. Wellington. The name honours a University of Stellenbosch professor who was involved in planting this 50+ year old vineyard, the variety thought to...
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