2018 Granite Chenin Blanc, Mullineux & Leeu

Paadeberg – from a spot near to Eben Sadie’s cellar. Floral, citrus, nice vibrancy and coolness of fruit – such elegance and cool fruit, too. Lovely precision – focussed, and citrus. Amazing length and finesse, and such good purity on the finish. Nice phenolic bitterness here, and great purity.

Critic score
94/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£44.68
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£268.08

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Maturity
    Young 2020 - 2027
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    14%
2018 Granite Chenin Blanc, Mullineux & Leeu

TASTING NOTES

Andrea Mullineux sources this intensely focused Chenin Blanc from two old vineyards on the Paardeberg. Stony, saline and assertively bone dry, it's one of those whites that could only be produced from granite soils. Sappy, crunchy and very long on the palate, with citrus fruit zing.

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com (September 2019)
94/100