Miracle Bush White 2021
By Christian Eedes, 13 February 2023
Miracle Bush falls under the umbrella brand of Swartberg Wingerde, belonging to Rudiger Gretschel, production director of major wine company Vinimark.
The 2021 white blend is W.O. Piekenierskloof and consists of 90% Chenin Blanc and 10% Palimino, the latter from a 1965 vineyard, thought to be the oldest in South Africa. In the cellar, maturation lasted nine months, the Chenin in older 225-litre barrels plus clay pots and the Palomino in foudre.
The nose shows pear, peach, floral perfume and a touch of dried herbs while the palate is lean without being skeletal, the acidity soft but sufficient, the finish pithy. It’s a subtle, intricate wine that’s beatifully balanced. Price: R265 a bottle.
CE’s rating: 94/100.
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