Van Wyk Olivia Grace 2016

By , 11 January 2017

Van Wyk Olivia Grace 2016, Van Wyk Olivia Grace 2016


Constantia Glen winemaker Justin van Wyk recently launched two of his own, the Van Wyk Family Wines label depicting a ram as Van Wyk hails from a Karoo sheep farm and three daffodils, a homage to the Welsh heritage of his wife and two daughters. Tasting notes and ratings as follows:

Van Wyk Chenin Blanc 2016
Price: R220
90% Chenin Blanc from Breedekloof vineyard planted in 1980, 10% Riesling from Stellenbosch. Matured for six months in third-fill barrels. Yellow fruit, some yeasty complexity, earth and subtle spice on the nose. Rich and broad on the palate with moderate acidity and a savoury finish.

#WinemagRating: 90/100.

Van Wyk Olivia Grace 2016, Van Wyk Olivia Grace 2016

All in.

Van Wyk Olivia Grace 2016
Price: R220
43% Chenin Blanc from Breedekloof, 26% Chardonnay from Montagu, 26% Riesling from Stellenbosch, 5% Viognier from Constantia. On the nose, citrus and white peach with floral perfume and spice in the background. The palate shows concentrated fruit and fresh acidity. An idiosyncratic offering – the unusual combination of varieties providing plenty of interest.

#WinemagRating: 91/100.

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2 comment(s)

  • Brian25 April 2017

    Hi there, how long can the Olivia Grace last in the cellar?
    Thanks in advance

    • Christian25 April 2017

      Hi Brian, My guess is that you can safely cellar it until 2021. After that, it will become a matter of your own tolerance for developed flavours.

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