BLANKbottle Makstokkie 2021
By Christian Eedes, 20 February 2023
Pieter Walser, winner of the Grand Prix at the Wine Label Design Awards 2015 for his BLANKbottle range of wine, continues on his nonconformist way. Makstokkie 2021 is from Swartland Verdelho – ungrafted, echela trellised vines planted on schist soils on a steep slope outside Riebeek Kasteel, to be precise.
Spontaneously fermented and matured for 10 months in older oak, the nose shows subtle and elusive notes of pear, peach and dried herbs while the palate is taut and precise – great concentration and driving acidity before a saline, uncompromisingly dry finish. Price: R295 a bottle.
CE’s rating: 95/100.
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