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Wanderer’s Heart

Thorne and Daughters, Wanderer’s Heart 2018

R260

83 in stock

Notes

34% Grenache noir, 26% Cinsault, 17% Grenache Gris, 13% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah

Tasting notes:
'A subtle and pretty nose of red fruit, rose and white pepper while the palate a little more substantial than previous vintages with lovely freshness and fine tannins.' – Christian Eedes, 91/100

The newly-released 2018 Thorne and Daughters Rocking Horse Cape White and Wanderer’s Heart offer immense value, especially when considering the prices of other signature blends. These finely crafted 2018s highlight John Seccombe’s astute fine wine vision and are awesome at this price point. The Rhône-style 2018 Wanderer’s Heart is the red partner to the Rocking Horse and offers similar value. While it has a little more weight than previous releases, there is no loss of freshness and it offers both drinkability and complexity with fine, detailed tannins. A delicious and refined red.

Winemaker's notes:
Aromas of ripe purple figs, rosemary oil, and sandalwood. The wine is refined on the palate with soft, chalky tannins, which give way to a finish of red plums, juniper and cranberries. The wine is bright and keenly balanced, very pure in its fruit with a dusting of fine tannins to complete the picture.

The growing season for vintage 2018 was dominated by a dry winter and a hot summer. This meant that many vineyards produced intensely flavoured fruit with lower yields than normal. Viticulturists and winemakers who didn’t want to add acid in the winery had to pick early to as natural acid levels dropped rapidly as sugars increased. For those who farmed vineyards attentively to conserve moisture and watched acid levels were rewarded with wines of medium to high intensity with balanced fruit weight and, in John’s case, refreshing acidity giving tension and length. This is especially true for blended wines that benefited from parcels differing in ripeness and acidity. As a result, the Rocking Horse and Wanderer’s Heart are the standout wines in 2018.

Alc: 12.89%
34% Grenache noir, 26% Cinsault, 17% Grenache Gris, 13% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah

Tasting notes:
'A subtle and pretty nose of red fruit, rose and white pepper while the palate a little more substantial than previous vintages with lovely freshness and fine tannins.' – Christian Eedes, 91/100

The newly-released 2018 Thorne and Daughters Rocking Horse Cape White and Wanderer’s Heart offer immense value, especially when considering the prices of other signature blends. These finely crafted 2018s highlight John Seccombe’s astute fine wine vision and are awesome at this price point. The Rhône-style 2018 Wanderer’s Heart is the red partner to the Rocking Horse and offers similar value. While it has a little more weight than previous releases, there is no loss of freshness and it offers both drinkability and complexity with fine, detailed tannins. A delicious and refined red.

Winemaker's notes:
Aromas of ripe purple figs, rosemary oil, and sandalwood. The wine is refined on the palate with soft, chalky tannins, which give way to a finish of red plums, juniper and cranberries. The wine is bright and keenly balanced, very pure in its fruit with a dusting of fine tannins to complete the picture.

The growing season for vintage 2018 was dominated by a dry winter and a hot summer. This meant that many vineyards produced intensely flavoured fruit with lower yields than normal. Viticulturists and winemakers who didn’t want to add acid in the winery had to pick early to as natural acid levels dropped rapidly as sugars increased. For those who farmed vineyards attentively to conserve moisture and watched acid levels were rewarded with wines of medium to high intensity with balanced fruit weight and, in John’s case, refreshing acidity giving tension and length. This is especially true for blended wines that benefited from parcels differing in ripeness and acidity. As a result, the Rocking Horse and Wanderer’s Heart are the standout wines in 2018.

Alc: 12.89%
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CE 91

Country

ZA

Region

Western Cape

Style

Red

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