Thursday, March 31, 2016

Doran Vineyards by Miguel Chan

Doran Vineyards with an average score of 91 Points, as at March 2016, makes them an outstanding South African winery showing depth and complexity in their wines, with the potential to be exceptionally food friendly, they are located in the Voor Paardeberg & Swartland area, within the Cape Coastal Region.

Their future releases are certainly to be watch, as they are amongst the producers at the forefront of development in the area.

A partnership between Andre Badenhorst and Edwin Doran, formed in 2010 with current winemaker being Martin Lamprecht (Since 2012)

Tasting their Swartland Chenin Blanc Barrel Fermented 2013 and their Voor Paardeberg Shiraz 2013 this week, the two wines are reflective of the climate and representative of the style often encountered in this much talk about area of the Cape.

Both the Chenin Blanc and Shiraz are on the fuller side of ripeness spectrum, not shy on fruits with subtle oak influence and they are clean.

It is clear the style are driven by textures rather than linearity and moderate acidity is the norm, hence they are wines drinking well now, and may benefit from short term cellaring of around five years from now (2016 - 2021), preferably not more.

For further details on my tasting notes and impressions, I invite you to click on the link below.

Doran Vineyards Swartland Chenin Blanc Barrel Fermented 2013 – 91 Points

Doran Vineyards Voor Paardeberg Shiraz 2013  - 91 Points