The Old Vine Series Soldaat 2015
By Christian Eedes, 11 August 2016
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.
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