2009 Teddy Hall CWG Eva Krotoa Muscat de Frontignan Noble Late Harvest Constantia
Producer: Teddy Hall Style: Sweet Wine Grape Type:Muscat Origin: South Africa Region:South Africa
89 Points | International Wine Cellar , September 2012
(12% alcohol, 114 g/l r.s., 8.4 g/l acidity): Very pale, green-tinged color. Sexy high-toned aromas of apple, tangerine and white flowers. A very sweet, superripe fruit bomb in the mouth but with lovely harmonious acidity giving the apple and apricot flavors a surprising light touch. Not especially complex but creamy and persistent. In spite of the wine's firm acids, I was a bit worried by a hint of something nutty on the back. Winemaker: Teddy Hall.
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... Read More »
One of the more versatile white wine grapes, Muscat is grown around the world for use in use in light and dry wines, low-alcohol sparkling wines, and sweet, late-harvest wines. Its proliferation around the world (and especially around the Mediterranean) leads us to conclude that Muscat was one of the first... Read More »
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