Greg Sherwood MW recently held a blind tasting in London with the objective being to see how the Naude, Old Vine Grenache 2014 fared against the best that Europe had to offer. To read the full article please visit https://gregsherwoodmw.com/
The Naude, Old Vine Grenache 2014 has been creating waves in South Africa for quite some time now. On home soil it has already fared favourably against the world-famous Chateau Rayas from Southern Rhone in a blind tasting and in 2017 it’s pedigree was once again put to the same test, this time though, on foreign soils.
One of London’s top Michelin Star restaurants, La Trompette in Chiswick West London, was to play host to this event that would allow it to compete with the best of the best once again. Hosted by Greg Sherwood MW, he organized a line-up featuring the Naude Grenache 2014, the David & Nadia Grenache 2013, Chateau Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape Pignan Reserve 2007 and the Chateau Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve 2004. A truly stellar line-up that would test any wines pedigree.
The reds were served blind by the sommelier in his chosen order, complemented by some fantastic dishes. The results were tallied up at the end of the evening and the Naude Grenache 2014 came out victorious, with the evening being dubbed, ‘The judgement of Chiswick’ and another significant milestone for the history of South African fine wine.