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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 “icon” for the Estate.

A classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Merlot, The Rubaiyat was named after the classic collection of 1000 Persian love poems from the 10th century, written by Omar Khayyam, held dear by the late Sir David. Each vintage boasts a different quatrain from the poem on the label.

The Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards vineyards are situated in the Firgrove area, about 6 km from False Bay. And the extremely small and concentrated berries blended with Merlot, Cab Franc and Petit Verdot are from De Grendel.

This special wine, which has layers of red and black berries, violets, fine dark chocolate, roasted nuts, Christmas cake and vanilla, is matured in new French oak giving it a smooth rounded texture with dark ruby core and garnet edges.

The Rubaiyat is delicious with lamb with rosemary, pink and juicy fillet steak and beef bourguignon and will continue to mature for 10-12 years.

 

TASTING NOTES:

Rubaiyat 2013 - PDF

Rubaiyat 2012 - PDF

Rubaiyat 2011 - PDF

Rubaiyat 2010 - PDF

 

AWARDS:
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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