A stunning wine, with great balance and layers of flavor. Baked apple, melon, honeysuckle and delicate fynbos notes dance on the nose and palate, with a toasty thread that ties it all together. A peach-pit nuttiness remains throughout the long finish. Delicious now, but should age nicely through 2015.
This French-run estate (the family is involved with Gosset Champagne and Cointreau liqueurs) has produced a stunning Chardonnay. Big on creamy fruit and nutty, buttery flavors, this wine pairs toast, acidity and ripe fruit in a fine, complex balance. Best Buy.
Gooseberry, citrus and green pepper lead on this full-bodied white from Morgenhof. On the palate, round flavors of gooseberry and lemon are lifted by a crisp acidity, though the wine is generally bigger than it is fresh. A serious Sauvignon Blanc that can be sipped alone or with spicy cuisine, seafood.
A fresh, appealing nose of baked fruit, melon and citrus, followed by full-bodied but balanced spice and melon flavors, makes this a dependable, go-to Chenin. Pair with poultry, seafood.
With only 1,500 cases produced, this beautiful estate Chenin Blanc has lots of character and complexity. The nose boasts stony minerality, white peach and baby’s breath florals while the palate shows its sweeter side with honey, pressed peaches and tangerine oil. Balanced and full with a robust body and lingering finish.