Cool climate origins are apparent in the nettle and pea pod notes which vie with granadilla on the nose. The palate is deliciously crisp, tangy and succulent. Grapefruit flavour with a zippy lemon skin and a subtle pea nuance. Taut and genuinely thrilling with vivid acidity and a lightly smoky lees element. Adding to the complexity is distinct minerality presenting river pebble and slate interest. Well-structured and long lasting.
Bold but refined nose of orange marmalade on freshly buttered toast. Complex and tempting. Rounded, ripe, full-bodied and creamy, the palate is elegance personified. The first impression is of kumquat or orange marmalade complemented by sumptuous vanilla. This wine presents a textured mouthful which is serious, refined, poised and rich. The restraint in both oaking and fruit ripeness is impressive and delivers great overall harmony. Delightfully long finish which lingers long after the wine is gone.
Subtle whiffs of orange blossom, lime zest, vanilla cream and a light biscuit note are apparent on both the nose and the palate. Flavours of rich, ripe orange cream are balanced by the zingy freshness of bright acidity and citrus zest notes while providing a supportive platform for the fruit flavours to dance elegantly and effortlessly upon, the creamy, nutty oak which is superbly integrated. A refined, balanced and poised wine which drinks well now but will reward patience in cellaring.
Complex nose of fynbos, nettles and buchu. Distinctly herbaceous but not overpoweringly so; it’s tempered by a twist of citrus zest with grapefruit being most prominent. The palate is zingy and alive in a thrilling way; zippy, lively, fresh with vivid grapefruit flavour but then a more considered leesy, citrus pith element is ushered in. The wine then becomes more serious and structured but remains beautifully etched and finely delineated. Complex and engaging with acidity, fruit and lees in perfect harmony. There is a touch of beeswax on the long tail which hints at greater complexity to come – given time. A wine that is good now but which will reward patience and careful cellaring.
An attractive whiff of elderflower underpins a rich, bold sundried fruit melange of mango, pineapple, peach and apricot. The palate more than delivers what the nose promises: rich, rounded and multi-dimensional. That ripe tropical fruitiness is balanced by fresh acidity making for a poised mouthful overall. There is a gentle note of freshly-squeezed orange and an alluring creaminess to the palate. Ample vibrancy, life and poise ends with a long, memorable tail.
Crunchy dried autumn leaves, vanilla biscuit and roasted stone fruit fragrance. Those nectarine, peach and apricot notes translate to the palate – rich, ripe and fleshy although it remains and elegant, dry and refined mouthful.. Acidity counterbalances that ripeness and warmth and there’s a pleasant chalky grip too. Complex, structured with delightful mouthfeel and texture. Beautiful integration of oak makes for a long, layered but sophisticated wine.
Typical stone fruit of peach and nectarine, a light hint of citrus zest and gentle floral perfume on the nose. Bright, tangy vivacity on the palate which offsets the ripe, fleshy yet succulent stone fruit flavours. Rounded and rich but focussed yet precise courtesy of the acidity. The palate is harmonious and integrated with subtle oak creaminess. The finish is elegant and textured with a long, weighty aftertaste.
Faint almond or marzipan whiffs tease at the nose with its apricot, quince and stone fruit aromas. Tangy tussle between bright white peach, nectarine and a richer, subtly honeyed caramel and nutty flavour in the mouth. Well-structured with good density of fruit and a lovely creamy breadth balanced by lively fresh acidity. Rich yet fresh with lingering but defined tail.
Appealing playful lightness of pear and nectarine on the nose. Tangy, light and zesty, the mouthful is fresh and succulent. Intense lemon zip accompanies pear drop and stone fruit vibrance. Lively, clean and crisp with a gentle lees suggestion. Lightweight and easy to enjoy. Pleasantly dry to the end.
Appealing stonefruit aromas with a gentle lemon zest edge. The palate is appropriately fruity – with more nectarine, apricot, quince and touch of ripe honeyed sweetness to balance the vibrant, fresh acidity. Succulent and refreshing with a tasty citrus pith note that lends texture. Long finish.
Pear and stonefruit aromas with a gentle Granny Smith apple and floral nuance. Bright, vivacious entry – so lively and appealing! That vivid acidity and perky lemon and stonefruit crispness adds so much life and refreshing enjoyment. It is well balanced with a soft creamy lees finish.
Instant appeal of citrus, stonefruit and granadilla aromas. That continues in the mouth with vivacious lemon and grapefruit flavours to go with the more tropical nectarine and granadilla. Refreshing and juicy with bright acidity, the fruit counters that well and there’s lovely body and mouthfeel to the wine. Rounded, rewarding and long lived.