Right at the back of the holiday house wine fridge, a bottle of Goats do Roam White 2009, acquired for the princely sum of R45 a bottle. A blend of 54% Viognier, 40% Grenache Blanc and 6% Roussanne from the Fairview cellar in Paarl, it proved to be a stonker.
White and yellow peach, golden delicious apple, some bee’s wax plus a hint of spiciness. Good palate weight but also vibrant acidity – really nicely balanced. Some pleasing development in evidence but also a sense that the wine still has some time to go (here I thought closure under screwcap has been of real benefit). Very satisfying to drink and it would surely have held its own among much more lofty company.