The 2018 Kloof Street Swartland Rouge is a blend of several varieties that undergo natural fermentation and 11 months in used 500-liter oak barrels. It has an understated but well-defined bouquet of brambly red berry fruit mixed with warm gravel and undergrowth. The medium-bodied palate offers crisp blackberry and raspberry fruit, nicely integrated oak and a clean, linear, tobacco-tinged finish. Enjoy this over the next three to five years.
-- Neal Martin, Vinous, 2019