2022 Thousand Hill

Swartland,South Africa,

£55.00

Bottle size: 75cl,
  • GS-96
  • JR-90
  • TA-93

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“André Bruyns, former assistant winemaker to David and Nadia Sadie, is now vineyard manager at Swartland property Lammershoek (recently under new ownership). He did not release any wines from the 2021 vintage under his City on a Hill label due to difficult trading circumstances but he’s back with a bang with his 2022 new releases.
“”Grenache is one of the best varieties to farm with in the Swartland as it is a isohydric variety that can limit transpiration in dry conditions. This vineyard was pr

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Description

CELLAR INFORMATION 100% whole-bunch fermentation.
Fermentation: Native yeasts
100% MLF
Vessels: Old 500 litre oak barrels VINEYARD INFORMATION Grenache from a vineyard planted in 2000 using Massal Selection from Piekenierskloof old vines.

Additional information

Wine Type

Red

Country

South Africa

Region

Swartland

Vintage

2022

Brand

City on a Hill

Cultivar

Grenache Noir

Bottle Size

75cl

Pack Size

1x75cl

Pack Type

Loose Bottles

Alcohol Percentage

14.00

Duty Status

Duty Paid

Availability

Immediate

Rating Agencies

Greg Sherwood, JancisRobinson.com, Tim Atkin

Reviews

Tim Atkin 93

[Tim Atkin, 01/01/2023]

JancisRobinson.com 90

[Jancis Robinson, 01/01/2023]

Greg Sherwood 96

After years of wondering lost in the deserts of the fine wine world, premium Grenache has finally found its place at the top table, primarily because of wines of this quality being consistently produced in South Africa and further afield in places like Gredos in Spain. Sourced from a vineyard in the Piekenierskloof planted in 2000 using Massal Selection, this 100% whole bunch fermented Grenache Noir is simply spellbinding. Magnificently fine grained, mineral, stony and restrained on the nose to begin, the more delicate aromas of red currant preserve, stewed strawberries, fynbos and garrigue start to emerge to seduce the senses. The palate shows an equally complex, sophisticated demeanour, packed tightly with fine grained mineral stony tannins which are sandwiched in between bright pithy layers of red cherry, cranberry and the most deliciously bright electric acids. A very polished and measured fine wine that shows a real composure, confidence and class – and which says an equal amount about the pedigree of both the vineyards used and the winemaking skills employed by Andre Bruyns. Drink on release after a short decant and cellar for 10+ years. (96+/100 Greg Sherwood MW) [Greg Sherwood, 01/01/2023]