Rubaiyat 2014

R 295.00

AWARDS  |  TASTING NOTES

The Rubaiyat is De Grendel’s flagship wine, first made in 2006 when cellar master Charles Hopkins was asked by Sir David Graaff to make an ‘iconic’ wine for the Estate.

A classically poetic Bordeaux style blend consisting of a quatrain of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc, the Rubaiyat was named after Omar Khayyam’s exquisite collection of 1000 Persian love poems from the 10th century, held dear by the late Sir David. Each successive vintage features a different quatrain from the poem on the label, hence the blend of four varietals.

Perfumed violets on the nose precede luscious blackcurrant and black cherry aromas underpinned by nuances of cedar, graphite and tobacco leaf. Exceptionally elegant pomegranate and plum unfurl on the palate, nuanced by hints of fruitcake and spice with a bold tea leaf tannin finish.

The wine is fruity enough for poultry, but elegant enough to compliment the richest of roasts. Pairs perfectly with rosemary lamb, medium rare Chateaubriand, roast poultry, Boeuf Bourguignon or Beef Wellington.

Our flagship will richly reward aging for 10 – 12 years by becoming increasingly velvety, and as the tannins soften and integrate, the fruit may become slightly richer but the luscious elegance and nuances of spice will be retained.

 

TASTING NOTES:

Rubaiyat 2014 - PDF

Rubaiyat 2013 - PDF

Rubaiyat 2012 - PDF

Rubaiyat 2011 - PDF

Rubaiyat 2010 - PDF

 

AWARDS:
2014

International Wine & Spirits Competition 2016 Gold

2013

International Wine & Spirits Competition 2015 Gold

Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2015 Platinum

2011
Vitis Vinifera Awards 2014 Double Gold

China Wine & Spirits Awards Gold

2010
Mundus Vini Germany 2013 Gold
2008
Platter’s 4 Stars
2007
Platter’s 4 Stars

Veritas Double Gold

Winemakers Choice Awards 2012 Diamond Award

2006
Platter’s 4 Stars
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