Thorne & Daughters

Wanderer's Heart Red Blend

9.218 ratings
9.16 pro ratings
South Africa
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

The 2017 Thorne & Daughter Wanderer’s Heart is; 59% Grenache, 19% Grenache Noir, 33% Cinsault and 8% Mourvèdre.

The nose reveals; beautiful red & blue floral fruits. Blueberries, dark cherries, blueberries, plum & poached strawberries. Touch of black licorice, cola, vanilla, dark rich soils, crushed dry rocks, steeped fruit tea with bright, dark, red and blue flowers.

The body is medium. Its mouthfeel reminds me of the light styles that can come out of Burgundy. The wine is delicious. Blueberries, dark cherries, blueberries, plum & poached strawberries. Touch of black licorice, cola, vanilla, dark rich soils, crushed dry rocks, powdery chalkiness, grainy volcanic minerals, rich dark soils, steeped fruit tea with bright, dark, red and blue flowers. The acidity is amazing. The finish is well balanced, ripe floral, juicy with some dry tannins and minerals on the long set.

Photos of; Gabrielskloof Cellar Door courtyard, Estate vines, decomposed Granitic soils the vines grow in and the entrance to Gabrielskloof.

The 2017 Thorne & Daughter Wanderer’s Heart is; 59% Grenache, 19% Grenache Noir, 33% Cinsault and 8% Mourvèdre.

The nose reveals; beautiful red & blue floral fruits. Blueberries, dark cherries, blueberries, plum & poached strawberries. Touch of black licorice, cola, vanilla, dark rich soils, crushed dry rocks, steeped fruit tea with bright, dark, red and blue flowers.

The body is medium. Its mouthfeel reminds me of the light styles that can come out of Burgundy. The wine is delicious. Blueberries, dark cherries, blueberries, plum & poached strawberries. Touch of black licorice, cola, vanilla, dark rich soils, crushed dry rocks, powdery chalkiness, grainy volcanic minerals, rich dark soils, steeped fruit tea with bright, dark, red and blue flowers. The acidity is amazing. The finish is well balanced, ripe floral, juicy with some dry tannins and minerals on the long set.

Photos of; Gabrielskloof Cellar Door courtyard, Estate vines, decomposed Granitic soils the vines grow in and the entrance to Gabrielskloof.

May 16th, 2019
Matt Sterr

Wonderful, dark dry GCM. Nice acidity on a lighter body. Sub this in for Pinot Noir...you won’t be sorry.

Wonderful, dark dry GCM. Nice acidity on a lighter body. Sub this in for Pinot Noir...you won’t be sorry.

May 7th, 2019
Fredrik Finn

Easy going and ever so enjoyable to drink. Red fruit is in the foreground with floral and some spicy notes backing it up. Balanced with a good structure and length. Some earthy complexity is developing in the glass which stimulates the more serious wine drinker.

Easy going and ever so enjoyable to drink. Red fruit is in the foreground with floral and some spicy notes backing it up. Balanced with a good structure and length. Some earthy complexity is developing in the glass which stimulates the more serious wine drinker.

May 23rd, 2018
L.A. Warren

This Covid has enabled me to experience new parts of the world......in wine.

This is a gem of a blended red from South Africa.

Sweet cranberry aroma and very light tannins.

Oh so easy to drink and enjoy.

This Covid has enabled me to experience new parts of the world......in wine.

This is a gem of a blended red from South Africa.

Sweet cranberry aroma and very light tannins.

Oh so easy to drink and enjoy.

May 15th, 2020
Carter White

Nice mix of bright vibrant acidity and dark fruit and earth flavor.

Nice mix of bright vibrant acidity and dark fruit and earth flavor.

Apr 5th, 2020
Carter White

Light body but powerful flavor. Bright, fruity, structured, balanced. Delicious.

Light body but powerful flavor. Bright, fruity, structured, balanced. Delicious.

Nov 24th, 2019
Stanislav Lobanov

16/20 (89/100) Ягодный аромат в котором преобладают тона вишни с косточкой, дополненные нотами тимьяна. Умеренная тельность, высокая кислотность, довольно интенсивные танины, шероховатые по текстуре. Неплохо.

16/20 (89/100) Ягодный аромат в котором преобладают тона вишни с косточкой, дополненные нотами тимьяна. Умеренная тельность, высокая кислотность, довольно интенсивные танины, шероховатые по текстуре. Неплохо.

Nov 14th, 2019
Christina Hunchard

2018 wonderful. Thank you Alice

2018 wonderful. Thank you Alice

Sep 11th, 2020
Peter Monteleone

Sales & Marketing Martine's Wines

9.1

Peter had this 4 months ago

Peter had this 4 months ago

May 16th, 2020
Johan Larsson

Owner/Sommelier tapasbar

9.0

Johan had this a year ago

Johan had this a year ago

Nov 8th, 2019