Frans K Smit
Our flagship wines and a tribute to our cellar master: two limited release blends handcrafted by Frans K Smit.
Every vintage, a work of art. Every barrel, personally crafted. An internationally sought-after wine with a unique story and rare ageing potential. Our limited-edition Frans K. Smit is named after our Cellar Master, whose track record with Spier goes back 2 decades. Taste our flagship wine.
Frans K. Smit White Blend 2017
"Picked early in the day and season to retain acidity, this is a partnership of Sauvignon with 15% Semillon, fermented in a large foudre and showing herbal top notes, precise, tangy, lemongrass and grapefruit flavours and leesy complexity. 2021-25" - Tim Atkin, MW
Frans K. Smit Red Blend 2015
Picked ripe, albeit in a very good vintage, this is a big, bold, age-worthy blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with 50% Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Showing lots of scented new oak, serious tannins, layers of damson, cassis and blueberry fruit and a hint of graphite, it's a serious wine that needs time to integrate fully.