88 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2011
Full yellow-gold color. Pear and melon aromas complemented by vanilla and clove oak notes. In a round, plump style, with melon, citrus and spice flavors joined on the back by nutty oak. Like a chardonnay wannabe in weight, and in need of a bit more verve.
88 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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