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Derek - Tue, September 25, 2018

Van Wyk Family Wines


Olivia Grace 2017

Chenin Blanc 56% Riesling 23% Chardonnay 19% Viognier 2%

From a range of different vineyards

92 2018-22

Jasmine and lavender the nose has a complex mix of fragrances the start of the palate the freshness of scraped tangerine skins but under this there is depth of flavour nectarines with just a hint of apricot.The richness is well balanced by the freshness that comes through on the back palate.

Syrah 2017


93 2019-26

The nose is spicy fragrant with jasmine and thyme the palate has depth the richness of ripe black fruits and liquorice mid concentration. The tannins are fine integrated the mid palate smooth with black plums and fleshy mulberries and although the back palate is fresher lots of black pepper and spice it finishes with a rich mix of flavours.

Rebecca May 2017

Cinsaut 69% Grenache Noir 20% Syrah 11%

From a range of different vineyards

93 2019-26

Fragrant and fresh the nose has woodland spring violets the palate a mix of autumn hedgerow fruits brambles, rosehips and wild plums. A complex mix of fruits in the middle the tannins are fine with the richer fruits at the back underpinned by freshness, a hint of spice, the finish has length and persistence.

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