Thorne & Daughters

Wanderer's Heart Red Blend

9.314 ratings
9.15 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
Liz O'Neal

Wow! Wonderful GSM - light but structured and complex. Spice that satisfies the palate but doesn’t overwhelm the food. Agree with all of the Somme’s reviews below - sub this for a Pinot anyway! *note to self for wine shop, BUY AGAIN!

Wow! Wonderful GSM - light but structured and complex. Spice that satisfies the palate but doesn’t overwhelm the food. Agree with all of the Somme’s reviews below - sub this for a Pinot anyway! *note to self for wine shop, BUY AGAIN!

Feb 5th, 2021
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
Peter Monteleone

Sales & Marketing Martine's Wines

9.1

Peter had this a year ago

Peter had this a year 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
Joe Carroll

Owner/Wine Director Spuyten Duyvil, Fette Sau, St. Anselm & Gotham Artisanal Provisions

9.1

Joe had this 2 years ago

Joe had this 2 years ago

Aug 23rd, 2019
Victoria Sanville

Victoria had this 10 months ago

Victoria had this 10 months ago

Jun 14th, 2020