B Vintners Haarlem To Hope 2016
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Haarlem to Hope celebrates the rich vinous heritage of the Cape of Good Hope. Each of the varieties in the blend were brought to South Africa in the 1600s by early Dutch settlers, and they became cornerstones of wine production in the Cape. This beguiling white blend entices with luscious nectarine, pear and melon flavors, backed by alluring hints of lemongrass and ginger spice, seamlessly interwoven with exotic floral notes. The wine possesses tremendous fruit concentration, with vibrant acidity and a savory, saline-tinged finish keeping it fresh and focused.
A ripe, flashy style, with creamed pear, yellow apple and green fig notes gliding through, underscored by hints of lemon curd, butter and macadamia nut. The long finish lets the fruit play out at a leisurely pace. Chenin Blanc, Sémillon, Muscat de Frontignan and Muscat d'Alexandria. Drink now through 2020. 339 cases made.
Score: 91, James Molesworth, February 28, 2018
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