There is an old sign as you head into Riebeek Kasteel from Hermon that reads ‘Welcome to Shiraz country’. It was true many moons ago and is still just as true today. This wine is from a selection of vineyards around the Swartland. Winemaker Thinus Kruger had a vision to make a wine with a focus on freshness, and show lively fruit, ranging from red cherry to the black savouriness of liquorice. And that he’s done, at great value!