Region:??Durbanville, Coastal Region, South African
Grape: 62% Petit Verdot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 4% Malbec
The Rubaiyat is De Grendel?????s flagship wine, first made in 2006 when cellar master Charles Hopkins was asked by Sir David Graaff to make an ?????iconic????? wine for the Estate.
A classically poetic Bordeaux style blend, the Rubaiyat was named after Omar Khayyam?????s exquisite collection of 1000 Persian love poems from the 10th century, held dear by the late Sir David. Each successive vintage features a different quatrain from the poem on the label, hence the blend of four varietals.
Tasting Note:??Fresh cigar box, blueberry crumble, dark chocolate and a hint of aniseed. The smooth and textured tannins are bold but well-rounded and rich. Dark and red berry fruit such as raspberries, black currants and mulberries are underpinned by sundried black olives and dried lavender. The acidity adds vigour and balance, while lending length and elegance.