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WESTERN SLOPES RED 2015 WO Swartland
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer CAPE OF GOOD HOPE
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. NEW in Vintages. Here is another Swartland red, this time a surprising tasty blend of 83% Syrah, 7% Durif, 6% Grenache and 4% Carignan. The grapes were hand sorted and all the components of the final blend where fermented separately. Fermentation was done in various vessels to ensure the unique characteristics of each block. Deep dark ruby colour. Intense, fragrant, slightly spicy, ripe raspberry-plum-red-cherry nose with some gentle cedary,notes. Dry, medium to medium-full bodied, well structured, harmonious, intense, ripe, plum-cherry-cassis fruit flavours with a lingering, fairly high acid, gently cedary, lifted finish. Has 14% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number L20275 on the back label. CSPC 18693
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Vin Glo
Country South Africa
Region
Rating ***(90 points)
Complex, Ripe, Harmonious
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Western Slopes comes from schist soils and tends to be more floral than its stablemate, Southern Slopes. It's another delightfully seamless red blend, made from predominantly Shiraz with 17% Durif, Grenache and Carignan. Focused and perfumed, with a complex, autumnal, fireside feel to it. Drink date: 2020-2028. Score - 94 (Tim Atkin, MW, timatkin.com, South Africa Special Report 2019) Price $ 24.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - April 3, 2021
Cases bought 209 (12 bottles per case)

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