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Vinothèque Rubaiyat

Vinothèque Rubaiyat

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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.

Enjoy with: Rosemary Lamb, Boeuf Bourguignon, Beef Wellington

Tasting Notes: Mulberries, Savoury Spice, Buchu

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China Wine & Spirits Awards 2018 Double Gold
China Wine & Spirits Awards 2018 South African Wine of the Year
James Suckling 2018 91 Points
Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2019 Gold
Mundus Vini Germany 2019 Gold
Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards 2019 Gold
South African Wine Index 2018 Platinum
The Sommeliers Selection 2018 - Voluptuous/Rich Red
Tim Atkin SA Report 2019 92 Points
Veritas Awards 2018 Gold
Veritas Awards 2019 Gold

International Wine & Spirits Competition 2016 Gold
Korea Wine Challenge 2017 Gold

The Sommeliers Selection 2015 - Voluptuous/Rich Red


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Vinothèque Wines

Our Vinothéque wines are older vintages of special and award-winning wines that we keep back in very limited quantities and are now available to purchase online.

These wines have been stored at De Grendel under optimal cellaring conditions to ensure the wines are in perfect condition for your drinking pleasure.