2015 Spier Cape Winemakers Guild Frans K Smit 20 Year Celebration

Estate: Spier Wine Farm

Region: Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa


Tasting Note:September 28, 2018

Deep garnet red in appearance. A bit mute on the nose with some light chalk, dusted cherries and some black cherries. Medium tannins (6/10) and medium to medium plus bodied. Dark berries on the attack of the palate with gravel and spices. Medium plus finish. Would be interesting to revisit in a few years.

Twenty-third wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and the twelfth red wine. This is made up of 34% Cabernet Franc, 33% Merlot and 33% Cabernet Sauvignon by Frans Smit from the Stellenbosch region. Aged for twelve months before blending and an additional twelve months before bottling. Only 114 cases produced with 50 being auctioned in 2018.

Drink Dates:

2020 till 2028.


88 Points.

Price Point:

$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R5,440.00 ($63.99 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R6,600.00 ($77.63 a bottle) and lowest bid was R4,400.00 ($51.76 a bottle).