Reyneke

Reyneke

Organic Syrah 2016

Deep Ruby with aromas of fresh berry fruits, floral and spicy notes. On the palate flavors of rich ripe fruits, plum and blueberry with smoky oak, vanilla and pepper spice. Firm ripe tannins, vivid acidity, long finish ending with notes of fruit, cacao, toasty oak and sweet spice character. Nice!! — 23 days ago

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Reyneke

Reserve Syrah 2016

David T
9.1

The nose reveals beautiful, ripe dark berry mix. The fruits are creamy and candied. Dark currants, blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, blue & purple fruit mix, dark chocolate, mocha bar, caramel, black licorice, asian spices, leather, tobacco, some nice oak notes, saline, alluvial soils, dry crushed rocks with fresh & withering dark floral bouquet.

The body is medium full with strong, dry, powdery tannins. Ripe dark berry mix. The fruits are creamy and candied on the palate as well. Dark currants, blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, blue & purple fruit mix, dark chocolate, mocha bar, caramel, black licorice, asian spices, clove, tough leather, dry tobacco, some nice oak wood plank, saline, heavy presence of alluvial soils, dry crushed rocks with fresh & withering dark floral bouquet. The acidity is excellent. The finish is nice but, again, will take 5-7 years to flush out, soften and integrate. 91 with potential for more down the road.

Photos of; their beautiful mountain view from their Cellar Door, flowers on their grounds, our wonderful host Lizanne and the entrance to Reyneke.
— 2 years ago

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@Ming Liang Parker last reviewed it in 14. However, it does not list the blend.
Ming L

Ming L

@David T I just checked their website. Since 2012 the reserve red is 100% Syrah. They did not have a 2011 reserve red, but 2010 was 60/40 Syrah/CS and 2009 90/10. Have a great weekend!
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@Ming Liang Thanks for the follow up. Good to know.

Reyneke

Cabernet-Shiraz Blend 2008

Aging beautifully. — 4 years ago

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Natural Wine Chenin Blanc 2016

Delightful balance and length. Citrus pith and stone fruit nose carries over to the palate, joined by mellow oak, floral notes. Medium body. Finishes medium to long, mild acidity giving way to minerals. — 6 months ago

Reyneke

Organic Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2017

David T
9.2

@Delectable This is 2017 Cabernet Merlot Organic Blend.

The 50-50 Cabernet & Merlot.

The nose is light, lively, fresh with bright, ripe fruits. Blackberries, dark cherries, blueberries, black plum, black raspberries, strawberries on the glass edges, dark chocolate, mocha, caramel, vanilla, light dark spice, dry crushed rocks, limestone minerals, dark turned earth, tobacco, touch up of graphite with fresh, dark red/blue florals.

The body is medium for these varietals. The tannins, dark, tarry, sticky and chewy. The fruits are ripe, fresh and juicy. Blackberries, dark cherries, blueberries, black plum, black raspberries, strawberries, cherries, dark chocolate, mocha, caramel, vanilla, light dark spice, dry crushed rocks, limestone minerals, dark turned earth, tobacco, touch up of graphite with fresh dark red/blue florals. For it being so young, it has nice; structure, tension, length and balance. The acidity is spot on. The finish is fruity and on the long set shows a lot of dark spice. Hold 7-8 years before opening.

Photos of; the entrance to Reyneke, flowers on their grounds, ancient tools found in their vineyard and their beautiful mountain view from their tasting room.
— 2 years ago

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Reyneke

Reserve Stellenbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Dov och fint balanserad. Faten och syran adderar matvänlighet. — 2 years ago

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Reyneke

Organic Chenin Blanc 2011

It took a little time to blossom in the glass but it did and it was lovely — 4 years ago

Reyneke

Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

David T
9.5

Aged 100% new oak for 24 months.

The nose shows; round, voluptuous, rich lush, dark currants. Ripe/floral; blackberries, dark cherries, blue & purple fruits, black raspberries and black plum. Caramel, mocha, vanilla, light dark spice & clove, touch of nutmeg, soft woodiness, dark fruit liqueur notes, black licorice, soft leather, tobacco, dry crushed rocks, very, rich, dark soils with fresh dark floral bouquet.

The body starts juicy and fresh and slides into dark, ripe, firm, big, chewy tannins. The fruits are, lush, ripe, floral and beautiful. Blackberries, dark cherries, blue & purple fruits, black raspberries and black plum. Caramel, mocha, vanilla, light dark spice & clove, touch of nutmeg, soft woodiness, dark fruit liqueur notes, black licorice, soft leather, tobacco, dry crushed rocks, very, rich, dark soils with fresh dark floral bouquet. The structure, tension, length and balance are outstanding for such a young wine. However, hold this another five to eight years. The round acidity is excellent. The lush, ripe, well balanced finish is incredible. It persists on & on.

I need to buy another bottle of wine like I need a hole in my head. I am bringing home two bottles from the Western Cape and this is one of them.

Photos of; The entrance to Reyneke, lounge tasting area, artwork in their tasting room and their beautiful mountain view from their Cellar Door.
— 2 years ago

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Organic Sauvignon Blanc Sémillon 2018

David T
9.1

The 2018 Organic is 51% Sauvignon Blanc and 49% Sémillon.

The nose reveals; lemon, lime, grapefruit, pineapple, white peach, underripe green melon, green apple skin, touch of cream & vanilla, honeysuckle, soft chalky powder, light presence of volcanic minerals, yellow and spring flowers.

The body is thick and waxy. Lemon, lime, grapefruit, pineapple, white peach, underripe green melon, green apple skin, touch of cream & vanilla, honeysuckle, soft chalky powder, the presence of volcanic minerals deepens on the palate as it sets, yellow and spring flowers. It’s mostly a soft, delicate wine with the exception of the minerality but, it’s not too much. The acidity is splendid and the finish is soft, elegant and gently polished.

Photos of; the entrance to Reyneke, beautiful flowers around their property, our tasting host Lizanne and the mountain view from Reyneke.
— 2 years ago

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Reyneke

Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2015

2016 vintage. Very good — 3 years ago