88 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2011
Full gold. Aromas of flint, smoke and hazelnut; plenty of lees influence. Slightly leaner than the 2009 but still a bit heavy-handed with alcohol, offering sweet flavors of orange blossom and flint. More showy today than the 2009 but is it better? This wine has a record for becoming more minerally and limey with bottle age.
92 Points | Wine Spectator
About South Africa
South Africa has produced wines in the area of Cape Town since the 17th century, but the country's significant place in the U.S. market is far more recent. During the era of apartheid, trade sanctions imposed on imports from South Africa kept these wines out of the U.S. and many other markets, with the effect that local South African winemakers had little incentive to produce wines that could compete in a global setting...
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Chenin Blanc, the most important white grape variety of the central Loire Valley, ranges in style from bone dry to medium sweet to staggeringly rich in appellations like Vouvray, Montlouis, Savennieres, and Coteaux de Layon. In all styles, expect high levels of acid that can provide tremendous amounts of balance to these wines...
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