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Winery of the Week: Eenzaamheid

This 17th-century Paarl farm’s 7th-generation growers nurture both the land and its people. Old dryland bushvines (chenin, cinsaut) and new plantings (grenache noir, malbec) supply quality fruit to leading brands. Meanwhile, son Janno Briers-Louw vinifies the boutique family label, assisted by Danny Arries, racking up qualifications courtesy of ongoing employee support programmes.

Eenzaamheid Chenin Blanc 2013

Category: Chenin blanc wooded, dry  

Thatchy & floral 2013 () matured in old oak, as was 2012. Light-footed & poised, well-padded with fruit giving a good length, with a fresh (though slightly coarse - perhaps just in youth) acidity. The evident unforced character is part of the pleasure. Wine tasted by Tim James More »

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Eenzaamheid Cinsaut 2014

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Category: Cinsaut  

Fragrant red fruit - delicate raspberry, notably - & earthy element on delightful 2014, with purity unobscured by old oak. Light, fresh & elegantly structured by grape (not oak) tannin. Wine tasted by Tim James More »

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Eenzaamheid Cuvée 2013

Category: Red blends, shiraz/syrah-based  

Previously 'Cuvée 1693'. Last-tasted was NV (), now vintaged. Remarkable value on warmly generous, plump-fruited, yet mouthwateringly fresh 2013 blend of 5 varieties (shiraz the largest at 37%). Mostly old oak. Lovely now, but should grow a few years. Wine tasted by Tim James More »

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Eenzaamheid Pinotage 2012

Category: Pinotage  

2012 on the grape's more fragrant, elegant side - last-tasted 2010 () was more chunky. Ripe, with big 14.5% alcohol well disguised in clean, dry package. Well-handled oak (10% new). Wine tasted by Tim James More »

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