Thistle & Weed Khakibos White 2018
By Christian Eedes, 29 October 2019
Thistle & Weed is a collaboration between Vinpro viticulturist Etienne Terblanche and winemaker Stephanie Wiid, previously of Fairview, a new addition to the range being Khakibos White 2018, made from Stellenbosch Verdelho and matured for 12 months in old oak.
The nose is shy but hints of peach, pineapple, some yeasty complexity and spice can be detected. The palate displays good fruit weight and nicely coated acidity before a savoury finish. Perhaps not the same vibrancy as some other local examples but smart enough. Price: R245 a bottle.
Editor’s rating: 90/100.
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