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Swartland Bush Vine Shiraz

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

The dry, hot climate of the Swartland region tends to produce full-bodied, sweetly-fruited wines, which is exactly what this shiraz is. Fleshy dark berries and cherries leap out of the glass, along with hints of baked spices, then the palate chimes in with sweet, almost jammy berry flavours, suede-like tannins, and a decent kick of spice on the fleshy, plush finish. Rare roast lamb would be awesome with this!

Winemaker's Notes

The vineyard's climate is mediterranean, traditionally perfect for grape cultivation. Limited irrigation, mainly dry land and bush vine vineyards.


Appearance: Deep purple red in colour, typical of the variety, with bright red hues on the rim of the glass.

Nose: Sweet black cherries and attractive notes of red fruit on the nose.

Palate: Both on the palate and nose the balance between oak and fruit is perfectly structured. Fresh juicy black currant and hints of red fruit abound, with just enough spice and velvety tannins on the aftertaste.

Food: Rich meaty stews and pastas or game dishes.

Cellaring: Drink now or cellar in the medium term.

Alcohol: 14.4%



Reviews and Accolades

Red - Still Dry - Molasses and dried cranberry flavours beneath warm, oaked aromas. Well structured.
Bronze Medal / 3 Stars - Decanter World Wine Awards, 2013.

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