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(2024) It's fair to say that Colombard is not the world's sexiest grape. A staple of Armagnac and Cognac production, but rarely seen as 'fine wine', Ian found a 1983 vineyard planted on sand, in the far north of coastal Swartland and has treated it with the care afforded all of his wines. It opens with a delightful peach and Ogen melon suggestion of fruitiness, even hints at lychee and mango, but there's a leesy element and layer of saline that keeps that in check. The palate has real texture given the 11% alcohol, an orange undertow of acidity supporting those creamier, fruity characters. Delightful.
(2019) Durbanville and Stellenbosch fruit, vines aged between 35-55 Years. Eight months in French, older barrels. Creamy and waxy lanolin notes, the palate full textured and leesy, rich, a lovely fat lemon acidity and fine lime leaf and floral notes flitting about as it develops. Lovely.
(2019) Durbanville, Stellenbosch and Swartland are the sources for this Chenin, with an average vineyard age 42. Old 500-litre barrels and wild yeasts for fermentation. Dry, lightly nutty and citrussy, the palate super dry with pithy dry acidity, lemon and buttery toffee,  but fresh citrus into a seamless, long finish.
(2015) Duncan's take on white Bordeaux using Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon has a beautiful and subtle perfume, not herbaceous fireworks, but an almond richness to waxy fruit and hints of nectarine ripeness. Superb palate, follows that path of matching texture, weight and real verve with easy drinking fruit ripeness - and so fresh.
(2015) The white wine that put Chris on the map, a blend of 89% Chenin and 11% Semillon made in a very natural, uncluttered style. Nutty, with lemon and orange and so beautifully subtle and supple with fine earth, salts and gentle tobacco and spice, the palate shimmering with life, with vitality and huge mineral length.
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