B Vintners, Haarlem to Hope 750ml 2014South Africa, Stellenbosch
'Fresh & very drinkable 2014 from chenin & semillon with a dollop of muscat d’Alexandrie adding understated floral, grapey charm to the spice & lemon/peach notes. Older oak maturation gives breadth & a modicum of tannic grip. Dry, harmonious & rather elegant.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5*
'54% Chenin Blanc, 42% Semillon and 4% Muscat d’Alexandrie. Matured for 10 months in old oak. On the nose, a floral top note followed by pear and white peach plus a hint of spice. Again, impressive fruit concentration, bright acidity and a savoury finish. Possesses both breadth and depth without being weighty. The Muscat is definitely in evidence and this will irk some but I think it adds a point of interest (cf. Cindy Crawford’s mole). A wine of real interest.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 93/100
'Gavin Slabbert’s blend of Chenin Blanc, Semillon and a dash of Muscat d’Alexandrie combines granite and sandstone soils, some older oak and three varieties that have a long history in the Cape. Spicy, struck match aromas, followed by pear and a herbal flourish on the palate. Drink 2015-18.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2015, 90/100
About B Vintners:
Gavin is one of our Young Guns and has paired with his well-known winemaker cousin, Bruwer Raats, to launch a new set of wines under B Vintners Vine Exploration Co. Together the passionate team are incorporating their love of local heritage with their dynamic and innovative winemaking philosophy.
|Blend information||54% Chenin Blanc, 42% Semillon and 4% Muscat d'Alexandrie|
|Winemaker||Bruwer Raats and Gavin Bruwer|
|Drink to||Drink now|
|Producer information||Gavin Bruwer, one of our Young Guns, has teamed up with his well-known winemaker cousin, Bruwer Raats, to launch a new set of wines under B Vintners Vine Exploration Co. Together the passionate team are incorporating their love of local heritage with their dynamic and innovative winemaking philosophy.|
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AG: Antonio Galloni of Vinous.com | AM: Allen Meadows of Burghound.com | CE: Christian Eedes of Winemag.co.za | DEC: Decanter | GS: Greg Sherwood MW | JS: James Suckling | JR: JancisRobinson.com | JD: Jeb Dunnuck | NM: Neal Martin of Vinous.com OM: Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show | PG: Platter's Guide | ST: Stephen Tanzer of Vinous.com | TA: Tim Atkin MW | VIN: Vinous.com | WA: Wine Advocate | WE: Wine Enthusiast | WM: Winemag.co.za Report | WS: Wine Spectator