Van Wyk Olivia Grace 2016

By , 11 January 2017

Van Wyk Olivia Grace 2016, Van Wyk Olivia Grace 2016

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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

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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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Comments

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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