Bright, silvery straw-yellow color. Enticing aromas of citrus zest, musky yellow fruits, fresh herbs, honey and spices; conveys a strong impression of aromatic fynbos. Concentrated and tactile, with some unabsorbed CO2 providing lift. Finishes supple and persistent but doesn't quite have the intensity or nuance for 90 points.
90 Points | Wine Spectator
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