Alheit Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch Fire by Night 2018

Chenin Blanc from Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
V 96
TA 94
WS 93
Item # 703228

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750ml
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96 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 2018 Fire by Night is pure Swartland Chenin Blanc and aged in the same minimal-intervention manner as Cartology. This is quite reticent on the nose at first, manifesting orange blossom and honeysuckle/jasmine aromas with aeration but never achieving the intensity of the Cartology. The entrancing palate features tangerine and quince notes on the entry, pitch-perfect acidity and an effervescent finish that urges you to take another sip immediately. Feel that energy! This is a quite brilliant wine from Chris Alheit. Drink: 2022-2042. (Nov 2019)"

94 points Tim Atkin, MW: "Is this the best vintage of Cartology since the maiden 2011 release? I reckon so. Made from a blend of Chenin Blanc and 10% Semillon, spanning the Western Cape from Citrusdal Mountain to Faure, it's weighty yet ethereal, with lots of leesy intensity, subtle oak and pear and citrus fruit. 2020-28. (2019)"

93 points Wine Spectator: "[$75 list] Chiseled and energetic, this Chenin shows melon, yellow apple and mirabelle plum flavors of great intensity, underscored by mouthwatering acidity. Hints of juniper and sea salt add a savory, fresh component, which extends on the finish. Beautifully put together, with a gorgeous mouthfeel. Best from 2022 through 2032. 66 cases imported. (11/15/20)"
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96 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 2018 Fire by Night is pure Swartland Chenin Blanc and aged in the same minimal-intervention manner as Cartology. This is quite reticent on the nose at first, manifesting orange blossom and honeysuckle/jasmine aromas with aeration but never achieving the intensity of the Cartology. The entrancing palate features tangerine and quince notes on the entry, pitch-perfect acidity and an effervescent finish that urges you to take another sip immediately. Feel that energy! This is a quite brilliant wine from Chris Alheit. Drink: 2022-2042. (Nov 2019)"

94 points Tim Atkin, MW: "Is this the best vintage of Cartology since the maiden 2011 release? I reckon so. Made from a blend of Chenin Blanc and 10% Semillon, spanning the Western Cape from Citrusdal Mountain to Faure, it's weighty yet ethereal, with lots of leesy intensity, subtle oak and pear and citrus fruit. 2020-28. (2019)"

93 points Wine Spectator: "[$75 list] Chiseled and energetic, this Chenin shows melon, yellow apple and mirabelle plum flavors of great intensity, underscored by mouthwatering acidity. Hints of juniper and sea salt add a savory, fresh component, which extends on the finish. Beautifully put together, with a gorgeous mouthfeel. Best from 2022 through 2032. 66 cases imported. (11/15/20)"
Product SKU 703228
Producer Alheit
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
SubRegion Stellenbosch
Varietal Chenin Blanc
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color White
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