Thorne & Daughters

Wanderer's Heart Red Blend

9.38 ratings
9.14 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
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
Johan Larsson

Owner/Sommelier tapasbar

9.0

Johan had this 2 months ago

Johan had this 2 months ago

Nov 8th, 2019
Joe Carroll

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

9.1

Joe had this 5 months ago

Joe had this 5 months ago

Aug 23rd, 2019
David Jean

David had this 5 months ago

David had this 5 months ago

Aug 19th, 2019
Thomas Luck

Thomas had this 8 months ago

Thomas had this 8 months ago

May 19th, 2019
Sande Friedman

Sande had this a year ago

Sande had this a year ago

Dec 28th, 2018