Anysbos Disdit 2019 pre-release

Anysbos Disdit 2019 pre-release

Joining the best of the best: The Anysbos star just keeps on rising

The Anysbos Disdit white has, in a very short space of time, joined the top echelons of the Cape’s signature white wine category. Alongside the likes of the AA Badenhorst Family White, Alheit Vineyards Cartology, Thorne & Daughters Rocking Horse and Rall White, it is better with each new release. The 2017 debut received 95/100 from Greg Sherwood MW and the 2018 got 96/100 from Christian Eedes. Anysbos is situated in Bot River and belongs to Johan and Sue Heyns and is jockeyed by the immensely talented Young-Gun winemaker, Marelise Niemann. Together with her own wines, she produces some of the most elegant wines in the Cape.

The 2019 Disdit white is a blend of 70% Chenin Blanc rounded out with Roussane. It is bright and fragrant with the amazing purity of fruit that we have come to expect from this excellent vintage. The fynbos notes add complexity to a haunting and slow-to-evolve nose, followed by a juicy palate that is wonderfully balanced and quietly powerful – a special wine. Needless to say, these are small-batch, limited wines.

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Not to be outdone, is the yet-to-be-rated but amazing 2018 Anysbos Grenache Noir. This is such a beautiful wine in all senses of the word. It is both shy and exotic and while light, it is nonetheless a wine of immense presence. Marelise makes some of the finest, most delicate Grenache in SA. This 2018 is a wine of such purity and refinement and stands out as one of her best efforts to date. 'Just a delicious and profound drink that will age for a decade,’ says Roland, who tasted it with me in July.

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