4 ½ Stars 2021 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Replete with tropical charm, 19 (90 pts) delivers ample peach & apricot flavour, limey edge adds freshness to palate & vibrant acidity ensures balance. 39 year old Wellington & Paarl vines, sparingly wooded – just 20%. 6 months.
Imagine starting at the sea, where a big river runs into the surf. You explore upstream looking for the source, the reason. A carefully crafted wine is a bit like a river. It is born of many influences, many tributaries.
This wine honours that philosophy because a balanced, delicious wine is always the result of many convergent energies; the weather, geography and the winemaker being just one of them. It is how they come together that counts.
Brilliant gold with green tint.
Fresh peach, ripe apricot and dried pear introduce exotic aromas of this noble grape.
Tropical notes follow through to palate with hints of stone fruit and vanilla, finishing with a well-balanced crisp acidity.