A pretty stunning example of what happens when the old brandy gang get together, these once ubiquitous blending components for brandy production in years gone past have come into their own and have that special old vine something. Chenin is the major component in this wine, along with some seasoning from clairette blanche, viognier, grenache blanc and sémillon gris. The grapes were sourced from seven vineyard parcels in different parts of the Swartland. Candied lemon peel, cloves, poached white pear and quince with an ethereal note of honeysuckle and hints of fresh pastry weave together for a complex, enticing nose. These threads are pulled into a tapestry of bright lemony citrus, ripe pear and peach with a stony undercurrent and almond-like finish. Set to get more waxy and textural as it ages.