Chenin blanc | single vineyard | Paardeberg | wijngaard van 1985 | skalie, graniet en klei terroir | geplukt in de 3 pluk ronde's | whole buch press | vergist op oude eikenhouten vaten | 12,5% | enorme zuren | wax | honing | strak | prachtige aroma's in neus | decanteren aanbevolen
David & Nadia Skaliekop Chenin Blanc 2017, 12.5 Abv.
From vines planted on shale soils in 1985. A complex melange of waxy yellow fruits, incense, lanolin, marzipan and greengage plum fruits. Searing bright acids enliven the palate that shows vibrant concentration, hints of soap stone, white pepper and yellow orchard fruits. So pure, so precise and wonderfully elegant with a delicious tangy pear drop finish. Wine Safari Score: 95+/100 Greg Sherwood MW
David & Nadia Skaliekop Chenin Blanc 2018. Swartland (13.5%)
Skaliekop comes from comparatively rare shale soils on the Paardeberg and is more "lateral rather than linear" in structure, according to David Sadie, with considerable texture and breadth. Picked earlier because of its mid-slope position, it has aniseed and beeswax aromas, very little oak and wild herb top notes. 2021-26 - Tim Atkin MW 95/100