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Alheit Chenin Blanc Citrusdal Mountain Huilkrans 2018

Chenin Blanc from Western Cape, South Africa
TA 98
V 97
WS 94
14.0% ABV
Item # 703224

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750ml
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98 points Tim Atkin, MW: "Like Magnetic North, this stunning Chenin also comes from the Skurfbeg, albeit from Joshua Visser's rather than Basie van Lill's farm. Grown at 620 metres, dry farmed and aged on its lees in concrete eggs, it's another breathtaking white from Chris Alheit with understated power and palate-energising minerality. 2021-32. (2019)"

97 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 2018 Huilkrans is 100% Chenin Blanc from the Citrusdal Mountains. Its bouquet is more waxy and resinous than Alheit’s other 2018s, but no less compelling. Discreet scents of granite and shale emerge with continued aeration. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, crisp and poised, with a lick of salinity toward the finish, and mango and dried pineapple toward the persistent, pixelated finish. This is another killer wine from Chris Alheit. Drink: 2022-2042. (Nov 2019)"

94 points Wine Spectator: "[$100 list] This stunning white is expressive, yet intense acidity imparts fine harmony and precision. Nectarine and blood orange flavors are backed by lemongrass and salty elements that create tension. This gains intensity midpalate before winding down and finding equilibrium on the finish. Wait several years for this to come together and you'll be in for a treat. Best from 2023 through 2033. 30 cases imported. (11/15/20)"
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98 points Tim Atkin, MW: "Like Magnetic North, this stunning Chenin also comes from the Skurfbeg, albeit from Joshua Visser's rather than Basie van Lill's farm. Grown at 620 metres, dry farmed and aged on its lees in concrete eggs, it's another breathtaking white from Chris Alheit with understated power and palate-energising minerality. 2021-32. (2019)"

97 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 2018 Huilkrans is 100% Chenin Blanc from the Citrusdal Mountains. Its bouquet is more waxy and resinous than Alheit’s other 2018s, but no less compelling. Discreet scents of granite and shale emerge with continued aeration. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, crisp and poised, with a lick of salinity toward the finish, and mango and dried pineapple toward the persistent, pixelated finish. This is another killer wine from Chris Alheit. Drink: 2022-2042. (Nov 2019)"

94 points Wine Spectator: "[$100 list] This stunning white is expressive, yet intense acidity imparts fine harmony and precision. Nectarine and blood orange flavors are backed by lemongrass and salty elements that create tension. This gains intensity midpalate before winding down and finding equilibrium on the finish. Wait several years for this to come together and you'll be in for a treat. Best from 2023 through 2033. 30 cases imported. (11/15/20)"
Product SKU 703224
Producer Alheit
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Varietal Chenin Blanc
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color White
Blend 100% Chenin Blanc
ABV 14.0%
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