2017 Sijnn White, Malgas

A blend of Chenin Blanc, Viognier and Roussanne, this treads the line between upfront fruit and savouriness. Notes of peach and ripe apples, as well as a nuttiness, and a precise yet ripe finish. Unique in South Africa, and brilliantly judged.

Critic score
93/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£24.28
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£145.68

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Maturity
    Young 2020 - 2027
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13.5%
2017 Sijnn White, Malgas

TASTING NOTES

Sijnn's amazing reds get most of the plaudits, but this white cuvée of mostly Chenin Blanc with 25% of Viognier and Roussanne is pretty special too. Sourced from schist, shale and round river stone soils – Sijnn is the Khoisan word for a riverbed - it's a rich, textured, dry farmed delight with thatch and stone fruit characters and thrilling freshness and minerality.

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com (September 2019)
93/100