Vriesenhof Grenache 2011
By Christian Eedes, 6 March 2014
“Sophisticated and serious as well as easily delightful” writes colleague Tim James of the Grenache 2011 from Vriesenhof in the 2014 edition of Platter’s (before awarding it 4½ Stars) and I know what he means.
It’s the kind of wine which doesn’t take over the evening but is just part of the evening, uplifting the meal and promoting conviviality. Red fruit plus spice and a certain hung meat quality (in a good way), lemon-like acidity and fine tannins. Big-hearted and honest (I got my bottle for R156.25 at the Stellenbosch Wine Festival).
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