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Grangehurst Nikela

Voted one of the Top 5 Cape Blends by the Pinotage Association 2013

John Platter 4 Stars

Grangehurst Nikela is a blend of 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Pinotage, 23% Shiraz and 8% Merlot, all fermented separately and aged for 29 months in French oak (91% with 9% American). All Grangehurst red wines are extensively aged before release. This Nikela is a special wine, reflecting Jeremy's passion for Pinotage, using it here to produce an exceptional blend. If you tasted it blind you would be hard pressed to identify any Pinotage in there, as it is a complete wine, absolutely beautiful.

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Grangehurst Nikela

Voted one of the Top 5 Cape Blends by the Pinotage Association 2013

John Platter 4 Stars

The word "Nikela" is an adaptation of an African word and means "to offer a gift of dedication, respect or tribute to one's ancestors" and this wine has been thus named in dedication to Eddie and Betty Walker who contributed greatly to the establishment of Grangehurst.

It's a blend of 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Pinotage, 23% Shiraz and 8% Merlot, all fermented separately and aged for 29 months in French oak (91% with 9% American).

Another fabulous wine. The Pinotage element is prominent with flavours of fruit, spice and dark chocolate. Again Jeremy's techniques of extensive barrel ageing prior to blending give this wine a complete, rounded feel with all the elements in harmony. Delicious flavours, full in the mouth yet not heavy, velvet smooth. The oak is completely integrated as are the tannins and acidity, creating an overall drinking experience not normally found in South African wines. This wine is superb.

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Location Heldeberg, Stellenbosch
Winery Grangehurst
Winery status Tiny family winery
Winemaker Jeremy Walker
Annual production Low
Grapes 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Pinotage, 23% Shiraz and 8% Merlot
Product awards Top 5 Cape Blends by the Pinotage Association 2013, Platter 4 Stars
Gold Medals
Style Big, rich and smooth
ABV 14.5
Bottle Size 75cl
Vintage 2006
Free sulphur 16
Percentage score 92
Sustainable farming Yes
Sulphite level Very Low
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