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Derek - Mon, September 04, 2017

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Van Wyk Family Wines

Constantia

White Wines

Olivia Grace 2016

Chenin Blanc 43% (Slanghoek Valley of the Breedekloof Region) Chardonnay 26% (Montagu)

Riesling 26% (Stellenbosch) Viognier 5% (Constantia)

92 2017-21

Fragrant floral the nose has white flowers, lavender and jasmine slightly herbal the palate has yellow peach and apricot richness backed by tangerine. There is underlying freshness with apples and a hint of citrus but it fills out at the back with nectarine richness.

Red Wines

Syrah 2016

(Elgin)

91 2017-24

Black pepper spice, herbs rosemary and thyme a mix of black fruits the nose has lots of excitement the start of the palate is fresh. The fruit is ripe the tannins are fine discreet the sweet fruit giving fleshy mid richness. There are fresh fruits at the back which lift the flavours and it finishes with herbs, spice and pepper.

Rebecca May 2016

Cinsaut 62% (Slanghoek Valley of the Breedekloof Region) Syrah 38% (Elgin)

92 2017-25

Red fruits freshness the nose has fragrance spring violets. Sweet in the middle a mix of autumn hedgerow fruits brambles and rosehips juicy richness attractive grainy tannins. The fruit at the back is sweet yet there is a balancing freshness the finish has persistence and length.

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