Amazing Grace CabSav 2018
R365.00 Vat Incl
Nickname : The Memory Maker (5-years in the Barrel)
Kevin Swart (Black) released his first vintage in September of 2013 and decided to call it Amazing Grace, Dan’s favourite song.
The making of this wine has always been an emotional experience for Kevin and Gary, Kevin’s brother who comes and helps with harvest every year. Their younger brother, Darryl, was in a local band called Tree63 and they recorded a live version of Amazing Grace at one of the concerts. Kevin and Gary play the song during the making of the wine as a reminder and tribute to their Dad.
The result of this created the idea of a Music and Wine pairing, the cornerstone philosophy behind the Black Elephant Brand.
Under the guidance of Jacques and despite Kevin and Gary’s “best efforts” turns out a highly acclaimed vintage every year. the philosophy is very simple : get out of the way, these vines know exactly what they are doing!
This wine is a tribute to Kevin’s late father Daniel Swart, who passed away on 26 March 2013 as well as his Father-in-law John Fleming and uncle John Simpson, both who played significant roles in his and his wife’s life.
May this bring you fond memories of the the people in your life who you wish to pay tribute to. Cheers.
Best paired with Amazing Grace (live) by Tree63
Wine: The Daniel Collection Amazing Grace Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Wine of Origin: 100% Franschhoek
Bottling date: 3 July 2023
Production: 1982x 750ml
Alcohol Extract Ph TA VA FSO2 TSO2 RS
13.62%vol. 36.0/l 3.64 5.4g/l 0.61g/l 33mg/l 83mg/l 2.8g/l
The 2018 Amazing Grace sees the introduction of our young vines planted in 2013. The wine shows its typical perfume and refined tannins but with a dash of red fruits and added structure. The young vines have been a breath of fresh air and a welcome addition to our final blend. With distinctive notes of blackcurrant, violets and dried herbs, the wine is bold and rich with a mouthful of dark fruits, liquorice and chocolate.
Enjoy now or be patient and see this wine develop to its full potential over the next 8-1-years