2022 City on a Hill, Song of Ascents

Swartland,South Africa,

£55.00

Bottle size: 75cl,
  • GS-94
  • JR-87.5
  • TA-93

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Description

CELLAR INFORMATION Fermentation: Native yeasts
100% MLF
Vessels: Old 500 litre oak barrels VINEYARD INFORMATION Grapes from a Cinsault vineyard planted in 1998, a third undergoing whole-bunch fermentation.

Additional information

Wine Type

Red

Country

South Africa

Region

Swartland

Vintage

2022

Brand

City on a Hill

Cultivar

Cinsault

Appellation

Swartland

Bottle Size

75cl

Pack Size

1x75cl

Pack Type

Loose Bottles

Alcohol Percentage

13.00

Duty Status

In Bond

Availability

Immediate

Rating Agencies

JancisRobinson.com

Reviews

JancisRobinson.com 87.5

[01/01/2023]

Tim Atkin 93

[01/01/2023]

Greg Sherwood 94

The Swartland is synonymous with grand expressions of Cinsault and with this 2022 vintage, Andre Bruyns has created a true work of vinous art from a vineyard planted in 1998. The aromatics are intense and floral with the 30% whole bunch fermentation adding extra layers of interest on the nose. The wine is packed full of sweet raspberry pastille, earthy strawberry, raisined red cherries, pressed rose petals, light soy and subtle sea breeze maritime notes of kelp and oyster shells. In the mouth, there is a brilliantly sleek, silky medium bodied depth of red and black berry fruits showing impressive depth, harmonious textural mouthfeel and glycerol opulence. The layers of cherry and spicy plum are accented by earthy bramble berry hints enlivened by beautifully finessed tannins and a fresh, tight knit acidity. This wine is the work of a true craftsman confident in his art. Ready to drink on release but packed with plenty of tantalising concentration to see it age beneficially over 10+ years in your cellar. (94+/100 Greg Sherwood MW) [01/01/2023]