Wightman & Sons A&B’s Blend 2017

By , 27 June 2019

Môrelig Vineyards at the foot of the Paardeberg in the Swartland was purchased by the Wightman family in 2011, wines now appearing under the Wightman & Sons label. Tasting notes and ratings for the current releases as follows:

Wightman & Sons A&B’s Blend 2017


Wightman & Sons A&B’s Blend 2017
Price: R105
70% Chenin Blanc and 30% Clairette Blanche. Matured for nine months in old oak. The nose shos flowers and a particular herbal note before white and yellow fruit, a touch of spice and some yeasty character. Great fruit concentration and snappy acidity before a slightly grippy finish – very tasty indeed. Alcohol: 13.9%.

Editor’s rating: 92/100.

Wightman & Sons Chenin Blanc 2017
Price: R115

From a vineyard planted in 1980. Matured for nine months in old oak. Dull amber in colour and oxidative in style. Cut apple, orange and dried apricot with some potpourri and spice in the background. Broad on the palate with a savoury finish. Alcohol: 13.78%.

Editor’s rating: 90/100.

Wightman & Sons The Hedge 2018
Price: R160

70% Syrah, 15% Carignan and 15% bought-in Cinsault. Super-fragrant on the nose with notes of red and black fruit to go with lavender, herbs and pepper. Pure fruit, fresh acidity and grippy tannins. Almost excessively primary and full on energy now, it should settle down with some time in bottle. Alcohol: 12.88%.

Editor’s rating: 91/100.

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