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Fijndraai Van Coller Family Reserve 2016

Rare (for South Africa) blend of (predominantly) Viognier, Chenin Blanc and Roussanne. Peaches and apricots and any other orange, fluff coated fruit you care to name. Nice and crisp. Maybe better with something lighter than the lightly spiced chicken I had it with.

Mullineux White Blend 2014

I love the Swartland so much that I want to retire there. Ideally to a property with an old bush vine on it. Plans change, so who knows. What I am certain of is that I’m going to drink as much of this bush vine Chenin based nectar as I can between now and then.

Deetlefs De Hageveld 2012

Predominantly Semillon with a dash of Sauv Blanc and Chardonnay. I’m going to put my non-existent reputation on the line and say that I taste apricots. Not sure how that helps anyone, unless you love wine that tastes of apricot, but it’s so rare that I can discern a flavour unprompted (thanks for the complete […]

Buitenverwachting Buiten Blanc 2014

While “entry level” usually means “all the crap grapes blended into an inspid mess and whack it in a bottle with a stupid label slapped on the side”, Buitenverwachting’s entry level white is all class. Enough sharpness to make you pay attention, but soft enough to leave the Rennies at home. Light enough to drink […]

Mullineux White 2011

65% Swartland Chenin, which,based on the incredible golden colour, and rich flavour, I assume is from elderly vines, 26% Clairette Blance, which I know nothing about, and 9% Viognier. Possibly one of the best white wines I’ve ever had. Best of all, it was a gift from someone with far better taste in wine than […]