Very pale, green-tinged yellow. Subtle aromas of citrus zest, ginger, crushed stone, minty wild herbs and white pepper. Supple and dense, with plenty of palate presence to the flavors of citrus peel, ginger, licorice and herbs. Finishes dusty and firm, with a hint of quinine bitterness. This would be a very good choice with spicy Asian dishes. A very good showing.
88 Points | Wine Spectator
86 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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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