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...
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South Africa Cape Blends, Fable Jackal Bird 2011
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Fable, Jackal Bird, Western Cape 2011

Fable, Jackal Bird, Western Cape 2011
(55% Chenin Blanc, 16% Grenache Blanc, 16% Chardonnay, 9% Viognier, 4% Roussanne)
Bright, fresh, minerality, lifted apricot fruit and nutty notes. Elegant. Superb mouthfeel and length. (18/20pts (93/100pts)
Price N/A UK fablewines.com
Drink 2013–2018
Alc 13.5%

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