75cl bottle HKD$295
Pale to mid ruby. This really does smell like the cocktail promised on the back label. Very complex and composed. Still quite a bit of structure - a firm line through all that fruit - but the tannins seem well in balance with all that opulent yet reined-in-by-terroir fruit. Spice and masses of depth. Such a light touch! Long, toasty on the finish, and rich - but with great energy too. Well done! Really very smart indeed, but beautifully original and definitively Swartland.
Jancis Robinson 17/20
Pace-setting Rhône-style red blend from 7 schist & granite sites, naturally vinified, some whole bunches. Savoury & scrub 2014 - mostly shiraz (30%) & carignan (28%) with cinsault, grenache & pinotage - has exquisite purity, Swartland's lace-like tannins, 2013's steely presence.
Platter's Wine Guide 4.5 stars