Pretty good but not pretty great.
Notes of clementine, an unusual and pronounced vanilla, a tangy acidity, refreshing floral herb slash butterfly garden, and a monumental minerality that persists on the palate. I wouldn’t have guessed this as a Chenin blind but enjoyed it nonetheless. Was superb with a cheese souffle. As for Shaka-Zulu, check him out.
At a price point about 30 per cent cheaper, this would be a steal, a deal, a must buy. Regardless of the pointster’s praise, at $30, it’s not exceptional value. This bottle reminds me of the gorgeous Springfield Life from Stone which we swooned over in Cape Town at dollars a bottle then sourced it back home in BC at $33 in a private store where, as we emptied out wallet, we sort of lost our appetite and enthusiasm.
Price: $29.95 at Everything Wine.
Market Liquidity: Close but no cigar.