Reyneke Reserve Red 2015

Reyneke Reserve Red 2015 is at that end of the market where the law of diminishing returns is a big factor – you have to pay a lot more to get a minute improvement in quality. Whereas the Syrah 2015 from this Stellenbosch property sells for R160 a bottle from Wine Cellar, the Reserve Red […]

November 30, 2017
by Christian
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Reyneke Syrah 2015

While the accolades for recent vintages of the Syrah from biodynamic-certified Stellenbosch producer Reyneke have rolled in, I felt some were a little too “wild”. I’m glad to say that I have no such misgivings about the 2015 vintage. Spontaneous fermentation, incorporating 30% whole bunch, occurred in concrete egg while maturation lasting 16 months took […]

November 16, 2017
by Christian
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Top three wines of January 2017

Here are our three most highly rated current-release wines of last month: Intellego Kolbroek Syrah 2015 – 94 (read original review here) Mulderbosch 1000 Miles Sauvignon Blanc 2015 – 94 (read original review here) Reyneke Reserve Red 2014 – 94 (read original review here)

February 1, 2017
by Christian
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Reyneke Reserve Red 2014

I confess that I’m not sure what to think of biodynamics – part of me thinks it’s bogus and another part of me finds it quite romantic. At the very least, it adds some intrigue to those producers who claim to abide by its tenets like Reyneke in Stellenbosch. Tasting notes and ratings for the […]

January 13, 2017
by Christian
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Reyneke Chenin Blanc 2015

The Chenin Blanc 2015 from biodynamic property Reyneke Wines in Stellenbosch is a particularly sophisticated and demanding proposition. Grapes from the oldest vineyard on the property being in excess of 50 years old, the wine was fermented in a combination of second-fill 300-litre barrels and 2 500-litre foudre, maturation on the lees lasting 10 months […]

December 23, 2016
by Christian
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Reyneke Reserve White 2014

The Reserve White 2014 from biodynamic producer Reyneke in Stellenbosch is 100% Sauvignon Blanc, winemaking involving spontaneous fermentation and maturation involving nine months in 300-litre barrels, 100% new before three months in foudre and two months in tank. It shows white peach and some yeasty complexity and carries its oak very well. It’s more subtle […]

January 15, 2016
by Christian
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Reyneke Sauvignon Blanc 2015

The acclaimed Reserve White from biodynamic producer Reneke in Stellenbosch is, of course, a single-variety Sauvignon Blanc but there’s also a standard-label version. If you like your Sauvignon lean and racy, then this isn’t the wine for you. On the nose, white peach and some attractive fynbos character while the palate is pure, fresh and […]

January 13, 2016
by Christian
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Reyneke Reserve Red 2012

Another current-release Syrah which comes with meaningful endorsement behind it is the Reserve Red 2012 from Reyneke Wines in Stellenbosch, founder of Grape.co.za Tim James nominating this as his red wine of 2014. Whereas it used to be a Cab/Shiraz blend, the 2012 consists of 100% Syrah assembled from “the most interesting and expressive barrels” […]

January 22, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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