Lourens Family Wines, Howard John 750ml 2019

South Africa, Swartland
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Tasting notes:
'46% Grenache, 27% Cinsault and 27% Syrah, grapes sourced entirely from Swartland, the portion of Wellington Carignan that marked previous vintages no longer a feature. Approximately 80% whole-bunch fermentation. Complex aromatics of red and black fruit, rose, fynbos, olive, earth and spice. The palate has good fruit weight (despite a modest alcohol of 13%) to go with bright acidity and crunchy tannins. It’s a very measured wine – approachable without sacrificing character.' – Christian Eedes,, 95/100

'Now produced entirely with Swartland grapes - the Wellington Carignan is no more - Howard John is a beautifully judged cuvée of Grenache with 54% Cinsault and Syrah. Showing lots of whole bunch spice, it's deceptively light and floral, all rose petal, raspberry and cream, with fine tannins, lovely freshness and stony minerality. My kind of red blend. Drink 2022-27.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2020, 94/100

About Lourens Family Wines:
Franco Lourens produces excellent wines under his own label, Lourens Family Wines. As the assistant winemaker at Alheit Vineyards, Franco has Chris Alheit, one of SA’s most gifted winemakers, as his daily mentor and inspiration. His wines are already highly acclaimed and he is definitely one of the most talented young winemakers in SA today.
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Bottle Size 750ml
Style Red
Country South Africa
Rating CE 95
Drink To Drink or cellar
Price R250.00
Producer Lourens Family Wines
Region Swartland
Variety Blend
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