W.O Swartland (Paardeberg, Riebeek & Abbotsdale)
Soil: Combination of Shale, Granite and Quartz
Alcohol Vol: 11.5%
In the vineyards
Age: planted between 1988 & 2009.
Farming: dry farmed bush vines.
Exposition: mostly southeast facing slopes.
In the cellar
Whole bunch fermented under semi carbonic conditions for 8 days. Aged in old 228L & 500L French oak barrels for 10 months.
Christian Eedes: Some reduction before red and black berries, olive, fennel, pepper and a slightly wild, raw meat note. The palate is again light and juicy with bright acidity and unobtrusive tannins. 91pt.