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The Fledge & Co. HoekSteen 2015

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The Fledge and Co. HoekSteen 2015
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The unwooded Chenin Blanc that is Hoeksteen from Leon Coetzee and Boplaas winemaker Margaux Nel gets better and better with each passing vintage, the current-release 2015 looking particularly delicious at the moment.

Grapes from two old bush vine blocks in Stellenbosch, the wine was matured in tank for 13 months and alcohol is 13.46%. The nose shows lime, white peach and some “wet wool” character while the palate displays particularly pure fruit and fresh acidity before a savoury finish. It’s understated and rather classy. Price: R155 a bottle.

Editor’s rating: 91/100.

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