Swerwer 2014

June 23, 2015
by Christian
in What I Drank Last Night
with 4 Comments
Moves well.

Moves well.

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.

Score: 91/100.

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  1. KwispedoorJune 23, 2015 at 5:38 pmReply

    Can’t wait to taste this on Thursday.

  2. Hennie TaljaardJune 23, 2015 at 5:12 pmReply

    what strikes me about the wine is its aroma almost “Fruit Pastille” like if I may call it that. and it is immensely drinkable. with chalky tannins. its profound & by far my favourite wine at the moment.

  3. pierre rabieJune 23, 2015 at 4:13 pmReply

    I loved the 13 then I will have to get a bottle or two, does winecellar stock it?

    • LePlonkJune 23, 2015 at 4:28 pmReply

      Giant Periwinkles read slowly in winter

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