A.A.Badenhorst, Swartland Family White Blend 2017 (South Africa)
Winery Tasting Notes: The aromas are very complex and change considerably in the glass. Perfume, spice, tea, stone fruit and citrus blossoms are some of the notes that can be detected. In the mouth the texture and ripeness and gentle tannins result in a wine that has incredible length and complex flavor profile. The wine also has wonderful fruit volume characterized by stone fruit and mineral flavors. The finish is long and has slight phenolic edges supporting the fruit through the entire length of the wine.
Wine Advocate, 91 Points: “Aged in old foudres, the 2017 Family White Blend is scented of fresh bright yellow orchard fruit spinning out of the glass with a slightly pithy white spice. Medium to full-bodied, the weight and texture of the wine are well crafted and complex and will pair effortlessly with food. There is a touch of phenolic bitterness that lends to its textural appeal."