Top South Africa Cape white blends

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Critics are abuzz at what looks set to be 'the next big thing' from South Africa: premium white blends to rival the best from Bordeaux, the Rhone and beyond. Tina Gellie visits the Cape to find out why and selects 12 of the best picks to buy...
South Africa Cape Blends, David Aristargos 2011
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David, Aristargos, Coastal Region 2011

David, Aristargos, Coastal Region 2011
(31% Chenin Blanc, 27%
Roussanne, 22% Viognier, 20% Grenache Blanc)
Just three barrels are made of this rich, complex white. Spiced green apples, notes of liquorice and lemon peel. Soft acidity, creamy finish. (17.5/20pts (91/100pts)
Price N/A UK
Drink 2013–2020
Alc 14%