Die Stilte 2014
By Christian Eedes, 24 June 2015
The new wave of wines from Cinsaut and Grenache present some interesting dichotomies – lightness vs heaviness, authenticity vs contrivance and precision vs (wilful) neglect but three. Die Stilte 2014 is a Swartland Grenache made by Konrad Raubenheimer, 11 months in oak none new. Wine Cellar price: R140 a bottle.
It shows strawberry and red cherry, fynbos, white pepper and spice as well as a slight earthiness. On the palate, it’s fruity in the best sense with quite soft tannins and a gently savoury finish. Honest and uncomplicated and plenty drinkable but not as focused as, say, the Grenache from David and Nadia Sadie…