The 2014 vintage of Swerwer is a more serious if no less delicious proposition than its 2013 predecessor.
Made by Jasper Wickens, who is part of the team at AA Badenhorst Family Wines, it’s a blend of 56% Cinsaut, 31% Grenache and 13% Syrah.
The nose shows plenty of nuance – red and black berries, top notes of fynbos and purple flowers plus spice, earth and olives. The palate meanwhile has striking depth of flavour, fresh acidity and good tannic grip. It’s fleshier and generally more substantial than the 2013 and at R175 a bottle from Wine Cellar starts becoming more of an “investment wine” than the 2013 ever pretended to be.