Nederburg Baronne 2011
By Christian Eedes, 2 May 2013
Courtesy of Nederburg, a bottle of red blend Baronne 2011 along with the new David Bowie CD “The Next Day” on the basis that the maiden vintage of Baronne was 1973, around the same time that Bowie began making waves.
The release of “The Next Day” is one of the biggest music stories of the year but the new Baronne (recommended retail price: R47 a bottle) is unfortunately not the wine equivalent. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, there’s a pronounced reductive note on the nose while the palate shows red and black fruit, moderate acidity and very little tannic grip to speak of. Technically correct but all a bit soul-less.