Reyneke Reserve White 2014
By Christian Eedes, 15 January 2016
The Reserve White 2014 from biodynamic producer Reyneke in Stellenbosch is 100% Sauvignon Blanc, winemaking involving spontaneous fermentation and maturation involving nine months in 300-litre barrels, 100% new before three months in foudre and two months in tank.
It shows white peach and some yeasty complexity and carries its oak very well. It’s more subtle and refined than the standard label 2015 (reviewed here) but I’d describe it as finely honed rather than intricate. Wine Cellar price: R180 a bottle.