Tim Hillock current releases

By , 21 November 2022

Tim Hillock is a new producer in the Swartland based on the Kasteelberg. Tasting notes and ratings for his current releases as follows:

Tim Hillock Chenin Blanc 2021
Price: R300
Grapes from two vineyards aged 39 and 33 years old, grown by a neighbour on predominately schist soils. Matured for 11 months in foudre and older barrel. Pear, peach, talcum powder and some yeasty complexity on the nose while the palate has good fruit density, well integrated acidity and a gently savoury finish. Understated and harmonious, some light pithiness lending texture.

CE’s rating: 91/100.

Tim Hillock Rooi 2021
Price: R250
30% Cinsault, 30% Syrah, 22% Tinta Barocca and 18% Grenache. All from vineyards on schist soils around the Kasteelberg, except for the Tinta Barocca from 1962 Paardeberg block on granite soils. 50% whol-bunch fermentation before maturation lasting 10 months, half in old 300-barrels and half in concrete. Red berries, fynbos, cured meat and white pepper on the nose while the palate is light and refreshing with low tannins. Not hugely intense but very likeable.

CE’s rating: 90/100.

Tim Hillock Paradiso Syrah 2021
Price: R350
95% Syrah, 5% Grenache. 70% from the Paardeberg, 30% from Kasteelberg. 100% whole-bunch fermentation before maturation lasting 10 months in foudre and older barrels. Dark berries, lavender, earth, pepper and spice while the palate has good depth, bright acidy and firm tannins. Full bodied and flavourful with a nicely dry finish.

CE’s rating: 92/100.

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