Clean, bright peach-like aromas precede a tight, acidic, well-defined palate that opens significantly with just five minutes of airing. This will work wonders with Asian appetizers because it’s round, weighty and citrusy. If South Africa is to have a signature white, it may as well be this tasty style of Chenin Blanc. Best Buy. ––M.S.
Buttery aromas fold in apple and plantain, while in the mouth, tropical fruit, dusty oak and baked apple take over. Goes down smooth, but finishes warm. Imported by Southern Starz, Inc.
This commendable offering from South Africa confirms the grape’s potential there. The nose is complex, with animal, earth and herb notes on tart berry fruit. Modest dark fruit, coffee accents and an even, balanced texture show in the mouth. Turns woodier on the back end, with sour cherry notes and light tannins.