Wine Cellar, local merchants and cellarers of fine wine, recently launched a Chenin Blanc and a Syrah under its own label. Both W.O. Swartland, they are made by Ryan Mostert of new winery Terra Cura.
Wine Cellar Chenin Blanc 2014
An enticing nose of peach, apricot and even a little pineapple plus spice and dried herbs. Good fruit expression, tangy acidity and a gently savoury finish. Lean but not too lean – a little phenolic grip adds interest.
Wine Cellar Syrah 2014
Red and black fruit plus some fragrant, scrub-like notes. Good fruit concentration, fresh acidity and just the right amount of tannic grip. No oak derived aromas or flavours to speak of. A charming wine.