Friday, October 09, 2020

Stellenbosch Hills White Reserve 2019

We were sent this bottle of Stellenbosch Hills 2019 White Reserve to review this week and we took it with us to a restaurant to try with food. It paired well with spicy pork and rich sauces. Not enough acidity with fish. It is an unusual blend of 70% Chardonnay, 20% Semillon, 10% Viognier. The Chardonnay predominates on the nose then some grey Semillon, there is slight wood smoke as each component wine has had 10 months on French oak, then peaches appear. It is very ripe, rich and full on the palate, Viognier shows first with full on sweet  stone fruits, and creamy golden oak. It finishes quite quickly when cold. When it warms up there is a some length and acidity. We look forward to drinking this in summer. R156.95 on the farm

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