2018 Wanderer's Heart, Thorne & Daughters, Western Cape

Critic score
93/100
Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£23.68

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Grape
    34% Grenache/Garnacha
    26% Cinsault
    17% Grenache Gris
    13% Mourvèdre
    10% Shiraz/Syrah
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2028
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13%
2018 Wanderer's Heart, Thorne & Daughters, Western Cape

TASTING NOTES

John Seccombe uses whole bunch fermentation on the Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah portions of the blend, but not on the Cinsault component. Light, graceful yet wonderfully focused and detailed, this has rose petal, red cherry and raspberry flavours, negligible oak and fine, savoury tannins.

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com (September 2019)
93/100
Thorne & Daughters

John Seccombe founded Thorne & Daughters with his wife Tasha in 2012. They returned to South Africa after John trained as a winemaker at Surrey’s Plumpton College. During his time in England he paid the bills by working as a driver for Majestic Wine, where he was managed by none other than our own Will Hepworth! John once shared a winery with Chris Alheit and Peter-Allan Finlayson of Crystallum, and his reputation as the nicest man in the South African wine trade has granted him an impeccable network of contacts for sourcing grapes.

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