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Swerwer Swartland Chenin Blanc 2017

This is a solo project of Jasper Wickens, long-time winemaker for South African star Adi Badenhorst. At an average age of forty years, dryland bush vines create a highly concentrated white that will please a broad swath of palates. Notes of pineapple, quince and peach are highlighted by a punch of salted honey leading to an incredibly long finish. The weight of this wine is deceptive with lifted, cracking acidity - a hallmark of great dry Chenin Blanc. The value here is mind-boggling. If you are a fan of dry, interesting whites, your dreams have come true!
$
2199
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
~43 bottlesCheck all Stores

BLANKbottle "Don't Look Back" Swartland Clairette 2017

BLANKBottle is the label of South African winemaker Pieter Wasler. Rather than focusing on a few varietals or a particular style, most of Pieter's wines are one-off projects, sometimes rather obscure, always very well made. This wine is named as an ode to Pieter's former assistant, Julia, who not long ago left for France. The image on the label is of Julia looking over her shoulder and Pieter's message to go forward and "don't look back".
91 Our Score
(3/2019) Made from very old bush vine Clairette from Swartland, the wine is quite finessed, unique and delicious. Hip and decidedly natural, the wine is fresh, inviting and bursting with layers of apple blossom, lemon zest, subtle crunchy pear and waves of minerality. This unusual white is great to drink on its own or with your favorite seafood.
$
2099
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
~51 bottlesCheck all Stores
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