Thorne & Daughters, Wanderer's Heart Cape Red Blend 2019 Bottle size: 750mlSouth Africa, Western Cape
'66% Grenache, 21% Mourvèdre and 12% Shiraz – no Cinsault in this vintage and arguably more refined as a result. A pretty nose with top notes of flowers, herbs and spice before wild berry. The palate is light-bodied with lovely fruit purity, fresh acidity and powdery tannins. Accessible without being simple, this has lip-smacking refreshment value.' – Christian Eedes, WineMag.co.za, 92/100
'2019 riper-fruited (13.7% alcohol) & a touch less charm, perhaps due to no cinsaut this year: 66% grenache with mourvèdre & syrah. Forward & characterful, yet typically unassuming; bright, gently firm, soft-textured palate, delicious long finish. Give it time. WO W Cape.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (92/100)
'The 2019 Wanderer’s Heart is our Cape Red – a wine that is built around the incredible vineyards found all over the Western Cape. Aromas of ruby grapefruit, dark red berries and cassia bark. The wine is poised on the palate with soft, chalky tannins, which give way to a finish of black cherries, cedar wood and cinnamon. The wine is bright and keenly balanced, very pure in its fruit with a dusting of fine tannin to complete the picture.' – John Seccombe, Winemaker
|Technical analysis||RS: 2.4 g/L | TA: 5.2 g/L | PH: 3.57|
|Blend information||66% Grenache, 21% Mourvèdre and 12% Shiraz|
|Drink to||Drink or cellar|
|Producer information||Thorne & Daughters Wines was started in 2012 by John and Tasha Seccombe with the aim to produce authentic wines in the beautiful Western Cape. John works with grapes from all over the Cape and seems to have a particularly refined aesthetic when it comes to winemaking. His Thorne and Daughters family concern is truly pushing the boundaries with old vines and simple, natural winemaking.|
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