4 ½ Stars 2021 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
19 (94 pts) unfurls to reveal quince, stonefruit & pineapple complexity. Richness from 37 year old classified single-vineyard, & 10 months on lees in seasoned oak, threaded with mineral acidity, touch tannin from 8% skin-fermented component.
The beauty of this wine is even though it stays the same each year (as it’s harvested from the same Single Vineyard classified block on the farm), each year is different. The 2019 vintage shows some restraint at first, but then opens up to show quince, peach and pineapple notes with a freshness and finesse ever present on the palate as yellow peach flavours run through your mouth. The distinctive depth and complexity of fruit we’ve learned to appreciate and love of the Carl Everson Chenin, is on show again with the 2019.