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Mother Rock Liquid Skin 2017

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Two wines from Stompie Meyer under his Mother Rock label from the same 1984 Swartland Chenin Blanc vineyard, grapes picked at the same time but vinified differently, provide a fascinating insight into the effect of techniques.

Mother Rock Kweperfontein 2017
Approximate retail price: R210
Juice taken straight to concrete egg, maturation lasting 12 months, the wine bottled sulphur-free. Cloudy in appearance. A subtle and alluring nose – notes of flowers, herbs, naartjie and cut-apple. The palate, meanwhile, is pure and fresh with a salty finish. Utterly explicit rendition of the variety.

Editor’s rating: 92/100.

Mother Rock Liquid Skin 2017
Indie rock ‘n roll forever.

Mother Rock Liquid Skin 2017
Approximate retail price: R210
Nine weeks on the skins before pressing then juice taken to concrete egg for 12 months. An effusive and quite thrilling nose of potpourri, herbs, naartjie, orange and a slight penicillin-like whiff. The palate is beautifully proportioned  – pure and zingy with a long and savoury finish, this makes for a really compelling drop.

Editor’s rating: 95/100.

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