Attractive complexity to the nose, which offers up oranges, autumn, leaves, lees and even a richer note of vanilla. That complexity is apparent in the mouth too. It is structured, rich and textural with creamy vanilla notes from oak maturation beautifully integrated and offset by the bright, zesty freshness of stone fruit and citrus. Elegant and poised with lovely integrated oak. Long, lingering aftertaste.
A Swartland blend of Chenin blanc (46%), Roussanne (11%), Marsanne (28%), Viognier (15%). The wine spent 8 months on the lees in French Oak (9% new) and stainless steel (59%) before being blended and bottled.