Pale straw-yellow. Ripe but distinctly herbal nose combines green pepper, tropical fruits and a lightly resiny quality. Then round and full in the mouth, with dusty tropical fruit and wasabi flavors. A touch of sweetness is countered by a mineral dryness. This serious and idiosyncratic wine finishes with noteworthy length and a smoky nuance.
87 Points | Wine Spectator
About South Africa
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