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Swerwer Shiraz, Swartland '16


Swerwer Shiraz, Swartland '16

Last month we introduced a world-class Chenin Blanc from Jasper Wickens in South Africa. We liked it so much that we virtually bought all that came into the US. You liked it so much that we are almost out.

Well now its time to introduce you to his stunning red wine, a beautiful Shiraz (Syrah) also from old bush vines in the Swartland region of the Western Cape.

As a refresher, Jasper has been the longtime winemaker for Adi Badenhorst, one of South Africa's preeminent wine addresses. He has branched out on his own with the Swerwer label.

His 2016 Shiraz is truly inspiring stuff. Clocking in at 13.5% alcohol this is almost a Northern Rhône inspired example of the variety. Whole bunch fermented with natural yeast, this has red and black fruit, smoke, and pepper notes on the nose and palate. It is rich, but balanced, and just calls out for grilled meats such as lamb. This won't be around for very long either!


South Africa


Producer Swerwer
Vintage 2016
Format 750ml
Grape Variety Syrah


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In-Store Pickup

To pick up your order, visit us at our Near North location. Due to our limited storage space, orders can only be held in the store for up to 30 days after purchase. If items are not picked up after 30 days, a $10 monthly item storage fee will be charged. Any orders of 2 cases or more will be charged per case. 

Near North

Mon–Fri Noon–8 / Sat 11–7
Closed on Sunday

1167 N Howe Street
Chicago, IL 60610

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