Swerwer Red 2016

August 21, 2017
by Christian
in What I Drank Last Night
with 1 Comment
Swerwer Red 2016

New and improved.

Whereas previous vintage of Swerwer as made by Jasper Wickens consisted of Cinsaut, Grenache and Syrah, the 2016 sees the Syrah replaced by Tinta Barocca, the precise break-down being 48% Cinsaut, 40% Grenache and 12% Tinta Barocca.

I’m not sure there’s a radical difference in the end-result although the 2016 is perhaps a little sturdier, the fruit a little more forward. The nose is quite heady with notes of cherries, plums, fynbos and spice while the palate displays good depth of flavour, lovely freshness and firm but not astringent tannins. Wine Cellar price: R200 a bottle.

Editor’s rating: 92/100.

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  1. KwispedoorAugust 21, 2017 at 11:29 amReply

    Somebody forgot to tell Jasper that 2016 was a difficult vintage in the Swartland. His 2016 Chenin is also impressive.

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