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...
The Sadie Family T Voetpad 2011
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The Sadie Family, ‘TVoetpad, Swartland 2011

The Sadie Family, ‘TVoetpad, Swartland 2011
(Field blend: Semillon Blanc, Semillon Gris, Palomino, Chenin Blanc, Muscat)
Organic, dry-farmed 1.4ha vineyard on own rootstocks, planted between 1900 and 1928. Nine-month natural fermentation gives a savoury, mineral nutty and waxy palate. Intense concentration of juicy citrus peel, honey and papaya. Very long. (18.5/20pts (95/100pts)
Price POA Richards Walford
Drink 2013–2020
Alc 13.5%

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