Category: Reviews


The Wine Front, Mike Bennie. 2017 Bekkers Grenache, 95pts. “Here’s a world class Grenache…Excellent indeed.”

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13th December

 

 

Toby Bekkers (and family) story of their own label is intertwined in detail and labour, with a focus on vineyard, which could come out of the marketing playbook, only it’s really real in this case. A dedicated, site-focussed project with wines that follow vineyard, rather than wines made to market. These are a very impressive suite of wines each release. Here’s a world class grenache.

Svelte and lithe, perfumed and delicately flavoured, a beautiful wine that reveals itself quietly in the glass. Scents of dried raspberry, pomegranate, cherry, green herbs and briar, a touch of mushroom. The palate sits just over medium weight, shaped well with a spread of lacy tannins, drawn long on lightly creamy texture, a generosity of ripe fruit flavour but understated too, and finishes fine and pitch-perfect gently sweet. You could say ‘a pinosity here’ but it’s … Read More »


The World of Fine Wine. Issue 61. Bekkers profile.

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8th October

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Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. Bekkers Wine 2015 and 2016 vintages reviewed.

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8th October


Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. 2016 Bekkers Grenache. 93pts. “…floral, red-fruited…”

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8th October

Rating 93

Drink Date 2018 – 2030

Reviewed by Joe Czerwinski

Issue Date 26th Sep 2018. Interim End of September, The Wine Advocate

The floral, red-fruited 2016 Grenache features plenty of woodland notes, cinnamon and clove as well as fraises des bois and raspberries. Medium to full-bodied, it’s silky, bright and tart, with a lingering, refreshing finish. It’s one of those rare Grenaches that comes across as almost Pinot Noir-ish.


Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. 2016 Bekkers Syrah. 94pts. “…fine, silky texture…”

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8th October

Rating 94

Drink Date 2018 – 2025

Reviewed by Joe Czerwinski

Issue Date 26th Sep 2018. Interim End of September, The Wine Advocate

The 2016 Syrah (released in August) shows delicate aromas of raspberries, cedar and spice. Medium to full-bodied, it’s more delicate than the 2014 or 2015, with a fine, silky texture and a lingering sensation of berries and lace on the finish.


Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. 2016 Bekkers Syrah Grenache. 95pts. “…darker, richer and plusher…”

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8th October

Rating 95

Drink Date 2018 – 2030

Reviewed by Joe Czerwinski

Issue Date 26th Sep 2018. Source Interim End of September, The Wine Advocate.

The 2016 Syrah Grenache is a 69-31 blend of those two varieties. It’s darker, richer and plusher than the pure Grenache wines, offering scents of black cherries and blackberries. There’s plenty of power on the full-bodied palate, but the wine is creamy in texture, not aggressive at all, with a long, supple finish and lingering, complex notes of dried spices.


Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. 2015 Bekkers Grenache. 94pts. “Complex and multifaceted…”

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8th October

Rating 94

Drink Date 2018 – 2030

Reviewed by Joe Czerwinski

Issue Date 26th Sep 2018. Interim End of September, The Wine Advocate

The 2015 Grenache is slightly deeper and richer than the pretty 2016. There’s darker fruit, more cola and dried spices and less of those ethereal red fruits. It’s medium to full-bodied, with a rich, silky texture and lingering finish. Complex and multifaceted, it’s textured and flavorful yet seems light and refreshing.


Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. 2015 Bekkers Syrah. 93pts. “…lovely supple expansiveness…”

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8th October

Rating 93

 

Drink Date 2018 – 2025

Reviewed by Joe Czerwinski

Issue Date 26th Sep 2018.  Interim End of September, The Wine Advocate

Violets and hints of toasty oak mark the nose, while the full-bodied palate of Bekkers 2015 Syrah shows a lovely supple expansiveness. Cola, plum and spice notes glide into every crevice on the palate, leaving behind a lush, creamy sensation that lingers on the finish.


Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. 2015 Syrah Grenache. 93pts “…delicious wine…”

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8th October

Rating 93

Drink Date 2018 – 2030

Reviewed by Joe Czerwinski

Issue Date 26th Sep 2018 Interim End of September, The Wine Advocate

A 60-40 blend, the 2015 Syrah Grenache seems a bit closed at the moment. It’s showing dark fruits, maybe even a hint of cola, and dried spices on the nose. It’s full-bodied and concentrated, but it lacks some of the richness and drama found in the 2016. It’s still a delicious wine that I’d drink in a heartbeat.


James Halliday 2019 Wine Companion Scores.

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16th September