Smuggler's Boot GSM, Richard Kershaw

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Smuggler's Boot GSM, Richard Kershaw

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Tasting Note

Attractive bright aromas of raspberry coulis, cracked black pepper and intense blackcurrant pastilles meld with warm Demerara sugar. Fresh and juicy on the palate with a rich yet sandy texture, the wine slowly builds up in the mouth as the fine powdery tannins give a frame to the mid palate which will allow the wine to age over the next few years. Complex already with the fleshiness of the Grenache entwined with the meaty edge of the Mourvèdre that between them bring flavours of raspberries, molasses, tiffin and red velvet cake to make for a delicious wine that extends far on the finish.

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Hand-Picking Dates: 12th – 25th February 2016 2016 was notably affected by the weather phenomenon known as El Niño, it was at least cold with plenty of frosty mornings to allow the vines to go into a proper dormancy. Rain did finally fall in August and September but October, as the El Niño episode took effect, was unusually warm and windy resulting in uneven flowering. This gave rise to smaller berry sizes and with the dry weather, a healthy crop. Further, the hot January affected the ability of the vine to retain much acidity. As a result, the wines have a softer acidity, the fruit concentration is high and the wines have a good flavour profile.


Grapes from the southern slopes in Wellington, the newer areas of Swartland and also a drop of Southern Stellenbosch. The main idea was to capture fruit from areas that although warm get ‘coolish’ nights and in this way produce a wine that has fullness and structure but has that perfumed elegant overlay with some freshness of acidity. To this end, the wine is essentially unwooded and the softness is achieved through using breathable plastic eggs and any wood is much older so able to imbue complexity without spicy oak.

Food Recommendation

Roast leg of lamb; braised lamb shanks with gremolata and polenta; Moroccan tagine, Toad-in-the-hole using spicy Cumberland sausage.

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