Rietvallei 1908 Muscadel 2013
By Christian Eedes, 6 June 2018
Grapes for this Muscadel from Robertson property Rietvallei come from a quarter hectare of Muscat de Frontignan planted in 1908, making it the oldest vineyards of this variety in South Africa and hence the designation.
Tank matured for 12 months, the nose is very expressive with notes of raisins, geranium, fresh herbs and hint of toffee. The palate is relatively light, clean and fresh, the overall flavour impression being mint humbug. RS is 184g/l and alcohol is 15%. Price: R200 per 375ml bottle.
Editor’s rating: 90/100.
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