Swartland

In a nutshell:

  • Best rosés in SA
  • Swartland Revolution every November
  • A ♥♥♥♥♥ Swartland SMG (Shiraz/Mourvèdre/Grenache) for R55

Swartland RSA

Seven Swartland Icon Wines

♥♥♥♥♥ Riebeek Cellars Rosé 2012

♥♥♥♥♥ Pulpit Rock Shiraz 2009

♥♥♥♥♥ Annexkloof SMG Red Blend 2010

♥♥♥♥♥ Allesverloren Tinta Barocca 2009

♥♥♥♥♥ Annexkloof Red Blend 2007

♥♥♥♥♥ Kasteelberg Chenin Blanc 2010

♥♥♥♥♥ Swartland Winery Bush Vines Shiraz

Six Swartland Super Savers

R24 Pulpit Rock Rosé 2012

R24.85 Swartland Winery Chenin Blanc 2012

R26.33 Swartland Winery Blanc de Noir 2012

R28.50 Riebeek Cellars Rosé 2012

R38 Pulpit Rock Shiraz 2010

R40 Allesverloren Tinta Barocca Rosé 2012

Best Swartland Bubbly

♥♥♥ Kasteelberg MCC 2010 Bready nose, deep toasty flavours, very dry ♥♥♥

A Brace of Swartland Sauvignon Blanc 

♥♥♥ Kloovenburg 2012 Pyrazine driven nose, simple and honest flavours of citrus and grass with good palate weight and long finish

Nuweland 2011 Grassy, sweet asparagus fruit, good texture

 A Quartet of Swartland Chenin Blanc

♥♥♥♥♥ Kasteelberg 2010 Floral nose, round palate, ripe oranges and herbal tea

♥♥♥♥ Meerhof Mount Abora Koggelbos 2011 Rich honey nose and palate of citrus cheesecake with a long finish

Swartland Winery 2012 Rich tropical nose and broad tropical fruit palate

Babylon’s Peak 2012 Floral nose, light fruit palate of citrus and lemon zest.

A Super Swartland Chardonnay

♥♥♥ Kloovenburg 2011 Super nose, silky palate, sweet finish of nuts and sweet pastries.  Great w. chinese food

Very Good Swartland Viognier

♥♥♥♥ Babylon’s Peak 2011 Mineral nose, peaches and cream on palate with stone fruit pulp and pith

A Swartland White Blend

♥♥♥ Basson, Greeff & Espost Santa Cecilia #1 2011 Nuts and creamy apricots

A Pentagon of Revolutionary Rosés

♥♥♥♥♥ Riebeek Cellars 2012 Pale onion skin.  Fresh raspberry creams with a grassy tang

♥♥♥♥ Allesverloren 2012 Toasty leesy character with super spice

♥♥♥♥ Pulpit Rock 2012 Partridge eye and totally charming, tangy palate

♥♥♥ Swartland Winery Blanc de Noir 2012 Lady Gaga’s lipstick.  Raspberry and mulberries, creamy candied red fruits

Nieuwedrift Blanc de Noir 2012 Candied floral red fruit and Barbie doll lipstick sweet with a fresh, dry finish

A Trio of Swartland Merlots

♥♥♥♥ Het Vlock Casteel 2008 Spicy oak intensity, good length and balance

♥♥♥ Kloovenburg 2010 Cherry liqueur with spicy, sweet bell peppers, clean and lively

Het Vlock Casteel 2009 Rich plummy nose, black plums and prunes, tobacco and mint

A Pair of Cabernet Sauvignons

♥♥♥♥ Swartland Winery 2010 Blackcurrant and cassis, stone fruit and dried tomatoes.  Grippy palate, fresh and spicy

Allesverloren 2009 Attractive nose, grippy stone fruit palate

A Six Pack of Swartland Shiraz

♥♥♥♥♥ Swartland Winery Bush Vines 2010 Top wine, class act with good balance, fine fruit, round tannins, toast and spicy oak 

♥♥♥♥♥ Pulpit Rock 2009 Red plums, raspberries and tobacco, vanilla spicy, super concentration

♥♥♥♥ Kasteelberg 2010 Toast and mint plus sweet fruit, good balance

♥♥♥ A Few Good Men 2010 Clean red fruit and chocolate, well balanced

Pulpit Rock 2010 Expressive red fruit, berries and herbs

Allesverloren 2010 Red cherry nose and palate with mocha and cocoa, fresh and clean

One Powerful Pinotage

Swartland Winery Bush Vines 2010 Toasty mocha, raspberry, Christmas cake style

A Pair of Tinta Baroccas

♥♥♥♥♥ Allesverloren 2009 Minerals, mint and flint with tobacco notes on a fresh, soft palate

♥♥♥ Nuweland 2011 Spicy exotic red berries, persistent palate

A Quintet of Quintessential Red Blends

♥♥♥♥♥ Annexkloof 2007 Creamy, clean red and black fruit and some herbs, long finish 

♥♥♥♥♥ Annexkloof 2010 Shiraz driven opulence, tangy red fruit and silky texture

♥♥♥ Kloovenburg 2009 Smoky nose, sweet red fruits, good balance

♥♥♥ Babylon’s Peak 2009 Meaty nose, minty palate plus extra crispy bacon and hints of leather

Pulpit Rock Stories 2010 Toasty mocha and sweet fruit, a good commercial wine

Babylon’s Peak 2010 Coffee, mocha style with lashings of juicy fruit

A Swartland Sweety

♥♥♥ Nuweland Muskadel 2009 Nutty raisins, herbal rooibos tea and apricot jam