Wine Cellar, Value Whites Mixed 6-Pack NV Bottle size: 750mlMixed country, Mixed region
'The 2019 Muros Antigos Escolha is a blend of 40% Loureiro, 40% Avesso and 20% Alvarinho, unoaked and notably crisper and lighter than last year's (1.5 grams of residual sugar, 7.2 grams of total acidity) and 12% alcohol. Each of the grapes comes from the subregions most famous for them—Alvarinho from Monção e Melgaço, Loureiro from Lima and Avesso from Baião. This is where the lineup gets fruity as well as fresh. This is delicious, not merely well constructed. Yet the acidity beautifully lifts the fruit, so it always seems serious. It is long on the finish, a bit tense and chock-full of flavor. At this level in the lineup, I don't always expect brilliance, but this seems pretty fine right now. Perhaps, too, it is just more open that some of the bigger wines. Will it seem as good when the exuberant young fruit calms down? Maybe, maybe not. That said and considered, let's lean up on this given how well it shows now. If it slips a little as time goes on, so be it, but I'd bet it can age well. We'll be a bit conservative there, though, and take the drinking window in stages. Drink 2020 - 2027.' – Mark Squires, Wine Advocate, 90/100
Alvi's Drift, 221 Chenin Blanc 2019 – R 95
'Entirely produced from free-run juice, this is typical of the winery's full-flavoured style. Combining a small wooded component with 80% that's fermented in stainless steel to emphasise the passion fruit and orange zest fruit, this is vanilla spicy and appealing at a price that most people can afford. Drink 2020-23.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2020, 90/100
Opstal, Chenin Blanc 2020 – R 110
'We have Chenin planted on various sites on our farm and this wine is a mash-up of the best of these sites. It has a great balance of zippy freshness to go with its aromatic complexity. Attractive aromas of pineapple, peach and citrus are well held together with a subtle spice and leesy complexity from the 8 months spent in large French oak Foudres.' – Winemaker
Eikendal, Janina Unwooded Chardonnay 2020 – R 110
Notes on the 2019 vintage: 'Own & Elgin grapes, 13 blocks, 5 clones, up to 30 stainless steel tanks & cement/polyethylene ‘eggs’ - unoaked but by no means simple, 2018 (92 pts) has fresh citrus fruit & zest, mineral core; also-tasted 2019 even more purity, flintiness, persistence.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (93/100)
La Brune, The Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2020 – R 120
'Very fresh with ripe figs with gooseberry and grassy notes. Mineral core to the wine which are coated with texture which creates a wonderful mouthfeel. Figs, gooseberry and some asparagus ending with a dry clean finish. 4 months on the lees to create texture and mouthfeel on the mid-palate.' – Winemaker
Groote Post, Seasalter 2020 – R 150
'90% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Semillon. 19% of the final blend fermented and matured for four months in 300-litre barrels. The nose is very expressive with top notes of cut grass and fresh herbs before citrus and peach while the palate is clean and fresh – good fruit concentration before a salty finish.' – Winemag Prescient Sauvignon Blanc Report 2020, Top 10
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