Online-Only Auction, 16 - 23 August 2021

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ZAR 4 456
Lot 505
  • Naudé Wines; Grenache; 2014; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml

Lot Estimate
ZAR 4 000 - 5 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 4 456
Location
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About this Item

Grenache, 2014
6 (1 x 6) 750ml
Naudé Wines is the culmination of a journey that began more than 30 years ago. Since the first harvest, Ian Naudé has worked all over the world, hoping to craft wines that tell a story of time and place.

'I love the diversity we have in South Africa. Not just of the people, but the soils, the microclimates, and the wine varietals that thrive under their own unique conditions. I’m fortunate to have been introduced to a few of these vineyards, and work with some of the wonderful grapes that they produce, many of these from certified old vines. The grapes on these vines are storied, complex and unique. Each year they represent something different – whatever nature allows them – and with any luck, I don’t get in the way.' - Ian Naude, Winemaker

Critics Ratings

‘The wines colour seems to have gained a little extra depth of colour in the past year showing a crystalline red plum and red cherry glow. The nose is spectacular with a most complex and evocative perfume of violets, lavender, cherry blossom, polished oak, frais des boisses, cured meats, marzipan, red plums and red cherry confit. Just so much going on and so much depth and earthy complexity. The palate shows a fine sleek medium bodied texture, impressive tension and delicious expressive wild strawberry, bramble berries, cut hedge row, Chinese five spice and subtle sappy peppery spice on the finish. Such lovely cool freshness, intensity, focus and polish, without being at all heavy at 14 Abv. A wonderfully classic Grenache with subtle mineral balance and real personality. This wine is a towering achievement in the unfolding history of South African Grenache. Drink now and over the next 20+ years.’ – Greg Sherwood MW, 95+/100

‘Naturally fermented 2014 is light, understated, almost austere - but undeniably complex, with red cherry, pot-pourri & a pinch of pepper. Silky, with a fresh, bright finish. Swartland vines; only older oak.’ – Platter’s SA Wine Guide, 4.5* (94/100)

‘From an eight-year-old Paardeberg vineyard. Wild strawberry and spice plus cured meat and a little earthiness. Medium bodied yet quite broad with moderate acidity. Subtle and intricate, this wine inveigles its way into your affections.’ – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 92/100

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