Alheit Chenin Blanc Mountain Makstok Magnetic North 2018

Chenin Blanc from Western Cape, South Africa
TA 98
V 94
14.0% ABV
Item # 703223

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750ml
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98 points Tim Atkin, MW: "Basie van Lill, one of the Cape's greatest growers, provided the grapes for the 1,042 bottles of this Citrusdal Mountain Chenin Blanc, grown at 550 metres and cooled by afternoon breezes. With a pH of 3.1, despite almost completing a full malolactic fermentation, this is racy, pure and almost supernaturally focused with incredible palate length. 2021-33. (2019)"

94+ points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 2018 Magnetic North comes from Citrusdal, like the Huilkrans. It has a much more backward and neutral bouquet, with fleeting pressed flower scents, and does not grab you by the lapels like the Huilkrans. The taut palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, good focus and glimpses of orange pith, apricot and ginger toward the finish. I suspect this is one of Alheit’s 2018s that will demand cellaring. One for the patient. Drink: 2025-2045. (Nov 2019)"
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98 points Tim Atkin, MW: "Basie van Lill, one of the Cape's greatest growers, provided the grapes for the 1,042 bottles of this Citrusdal Mountain Chenin Blanc, grown at 550 metres and cooled by afternoon breezes. With a pH of 3.1, despite almost completing a full malolactic fermentation, this is racy, pure and almost supernaturally focused with incredible palate length. 2021-33. (2019)"

94+ points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 2018 Magnetic North comes from Citrusdal, like the Huilkrans. It has a much more backward and neutral bouquet, with fleeting pressed flower scents, and does not grab you by the lapels like the Huilkrans. The taut palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, good focus and glimpses of orange pith, apricot and ginger toward the finish. I suspect this is one of Alheit’s 2018s that will demand cellaring. One for the patient. Drink: 2025-2045. (Nov 2019)"
Product SKU 703223
Producer Alheit
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Varietal Chenin Blanc
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color White
Blend 90% Chenin Blanc, 10% Sémillon
ABV 14.0%
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