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.
Without wanting to get into stereotypes, this Viognier, Semillon, Chardonnay blend has a bit more body than your average white. Unfortunately it hasn’t inspired anything more than a lame attempt at a witty review.
Not so much a hidden gem as it’s quite widely available, but more an in full view but under appreciated rock. This vintage is a bit on the green side, but still well worth glugging down on a Saturday afternoon (coincidentally).
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.
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 […]
Came with a winning recommendation “I drank a bottle and it didn’t make me wince once” , but it’s much better than that. Slightly sweet taste that sits perfectly with a curry, which is fortuitous as I have several curries and an open bottle.
41% Sauv Blanc, 30% Pinot Gris, 29% Semillon. A rare combination for a South African wine, but a fantastic one. Bone dry, well balanced and less acidic than straight Sauv Blanc.
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 […]
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 […]