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, Vuurberg White 2011
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Vuurberg, White, Western Cape 2011

Vuurberg, White, Western Cape 2011
(50% Chenin Blanc, 20% Viognier, plus Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Semillon, Verdelho and Clairette)
Round and exciting with apple, pear and a creamy vanilla note. Bright mandarin fruit acidity. Textural, tight and minerally. (18/20pts (93/100pts)
Price £18.50 Swig
Drink 2013–2020
Alc 14%