Alheit Vineyards Fire By Night 2021
|South Africa, Swartland
The 2021 Fire By Night, formerly known as Broom Ridge, has a lovely, seductive bouquet with mirabelle, jasmine and light candle wax aromas. It needs quite a bit of coaxing but then responds enthusiastically. The palate is very well balanced and cohesive with commendable salinity and a spiciness that lingers off-stage for a while before delivering enticing lemongrass and white pepper notes on the finish. Superb.
A well-honed white, with ripe melon and fig fruit, ground ginger and white pepper, chamomile and lemon zest notes. Sleek and lightly silky on the palate, with a rich, subtle base of stone, smoke and beeswax bringing a savory edge and complexity. Chenin Blanc. Drink now through 2028. 530 cases made, 60 cases imported.