2019 ALHEIT VINEYARDS Cartology 75cl (Western Cape, South Africa)
Style - Rich
Grapes - 90% Chenin Blanc 10% Semillon
Tasting - This is a real treat to find this. The glass is brimming with kumquat citrus, sweet oatmeal and honey, maybe elderflower. The palate is fine and bright, reminiscent of salty/sweet candied lemon with a bit of nervous tension, great length. One of the emblematic wines of New Wave of South Africa in firing fore once again. Expect at least ten years of positive in bottle development if you can resist drinking it all now.
FYI: Chis and Suzana Alheit are the power couple of the new South Africa wine scene. They met at Stellenbosch University and it's hard not to love them and their wines.