To Try, Buy and Put By

1st April, 2018

When Charles Back took over his family’s Fairview Estate in South Africa, he soon began to break from the then usual interest in replicating Bordeaux blends. The Rhône Valley was Back’s interest and soon he was sourcing parcels of mourvèdre, carignan and above all, shiraz from across the region. In the 2000s, he struck a chord with his witty send ups of Rhône names like Goat Roti, his syrah-viognier blend and this, complex southern Rhône...

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