Rubaiyat 2015

R 350.00


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.



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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

Mundus Vini Germany 2019 Gold

Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards 2019 Gold

The Sommeliers Selection 2018 - Voluptuous/Rich Red

Tim Atkin SA Report 2019 92 Points

Veritas Awards 2018 Gold


International Wine & Spirits Competition 2016 Gold

Korea Wine Challenge 2017 Gold


International Wine & Spirits Competition 2015 Gold

Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2015 Platinum

Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2017 Trophy 

Mundus Vini Germany 2016 Gold

Vitis Vinifera Awards 2014 Double Gold

China Wine & Spirits Awards Gold

Mundus Vini Germany 2013 Gold
Platter’s 4 Stars
Platter’s 4 Stars

Veritas Double Gold

Winemakers Choice Awards 2012 Diamond Award

Platter’s 4 Stars
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