(2019) Made with some staves and a combination of bush vines and trellised vines. Nice little bit of lift, a touch of watercolour paintbox, the palate fruity and bright, lowish acid but a nice grip of roughening tannin.
(2019) Berries and nuttiness, a light meatiness, plenty of orange and lemon zesty fruit and acidity. There’s a dry, nut juicy character and if this can hit the UK at £8.99 or so it will be a buy - as will the white. No UK retail listing at time of review.
(2013) Adi Badenhorst, ex-Rustenberg in Stellenbosch, is now one of Swartland's star names. This blend of 82% Shiraz, 16% Mourvèdre and just 1% each of Cinsault and Viognier is finely tuned, with subtle but ripe black fruit aromatics and just a touch of violet and something slatey. Loads of flavour, loads of juicy black berries and bittersweet, tart plum and cherry skin acidity, and a grippy bite of tannin just to add savour to the finish. Another cracking value this.
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