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BLANKBottle 3rd Round 2015

Pieter Walser of BLANKBottle prides himself on offbeat names for his wines, “3rd Round” in this instance referring to the corresponding stage of his...

BLANKBottle Sigh of Relief 2015

What would Cabernet Franc vines, previously mistaken for Merlot, do on being correctly identified? They’d give a sigh of relief and hence the name...

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...