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The Old Vine Series Soldaat 2015

August 11, 2016
by Christian
in What I Drank Last Night
with 1 Comment
The Old Vine Series Soldaat 2015


From ungrafted and unirrigated old bush vine Grenache in Piekenierskloof. A billowing nose of red and even some black berries, olive, fynbos and fresh herbs. The palate is super-flavourful with snappy acidity and prickly tannins – lots of whole-bunch fermentation character in evidence. It’s a particular take on the variety, winemaker Eben Sadie having apparently pulled out all the stops in this vintage. Wine Cellar price: R265 a bottle.

#WinemagRating: 94/100.

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  1. LloydAugust 11, 2016 at 8:18 pmReply

    Interesting review Christian. Can’t wait to try it. I recall you gave Testalonga’s King of Grapes one point more. How do these 2 wines compare? Fruit purity and fine tannins taking preference over an abundance of whole bunch character? And which wine do you imagine to age better? I think a Grenache blind-tasting of the heavy weights is in order!

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