4 Stars 2023 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Sumptuous & succulent 20 (89 pts) from 69% syrah with tinta, grenache, cinsault & carignan. Red & dark berry flavours, creamy vanilla oak with earthy, smoky undertones. Delicious to drink now, will reward patience. 50% in older 500L & 5,000L oak, 12 months.
The Swartland Rouge is a Mediterranean style red blend based on Syrah with other Rhône varieties. The grapes are sourced from vineyards on the different soils in various parts of the Swartland.
This seductive blend of Southern Rhône varieties has a perfumed nose of violets, spice and purple fruit. The medium to full bodied, food-friendly palate is finely textured with firm but approachable tannins and a fresh, lingering finish. Best served at 16 to 18 °C