Young Guns and New Wave Producers

Timed Online Auction, 17 - 27 November 2023

Young Gun and New Wave Producers

Sold for

ZAR 6 449
Lot 78
  • Rall; Red; 2017; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 6 000 - 8 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 6 449

About this Item

Red, 2017
6 (1 x 6) 750ml

Established in 2008, owner and winemaker Donovan Rall is one of the driving forces behind the South African fine wine revolution. His philosophy is a simple hands-off approach, with each parcel allowed to mature and ferment naturally in order to reflect the character of each vineyard. Today his wines have a cult following and sell on allocation around the world.

Critics Ratings

'The 2017 Rall Red is a blend of Syrah, Grenache, Carignan and Cinsault that is matured in 225- and 500-liter French oak. It has a perfumed, quite sensual bouquet of pressed violet and potpourri aromas entwined with black cherries and blueberry fruit. The medium-bodied palate displays very fine tannins that frame exceedingly pure black and blueberry fruit laced with truffle, Provençal herbs and white pepper. It feels very persistent as it fans out on the finish, completing an outstanding Rall Red, one of the best that Donovan Rall has produced thus far.’ – Neal Martin, Vinous, 95/100 (Nov 2019)

'Blend of Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault and Carignan, which Rall claims were all grown on the soils most suited to them. Dark purplish crimson. Quite inky and Syrah-dominated on the nose. Really mouth-filling – long and broad – this guy really does have the magic touch. How does he manage to squeeze so much freshness from Swartland fruit? Must be those soils. There is sweetness on the end and a little granite graininess of texture. Absolutely lovely already.' - Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, 17/20 (Jun 2020)

'The Syrah down to 58% on 2017, with Carignan, Grenache, Cinsaut - winningly perfumed, but that’s just the teaser. Concentrated, dense flavours but not at all heavy, the palate with large but well-upholstered tannin structure. Already complex, but needing a good few years to fully resolve.' - Platter's SA Wine Guide 2020, 4.5* (94 pts)

'Illustrating the energy, focus and balance of the 2017 vintage, this is Syrah based with 25% Carignan, Cinsault and Grenache, this is always a very well-judged cuvée that consistently delivers more than the sum of its considerable parts. Savoury, sappy and denser than you think at first, it has considerable grip and ageing potential. 2022-29' - Tim Atkin SA Special Report 2019, 94/100

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client

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