Rebel Rebel Old Vine Colombar 2021

From old vine colombar planted in 1986 in the Bottelary (Stellenbosch). Wild ferment then aged for 7 months in 500L and 400L French oak barrels. Enticing aromatics of acacia blossom, white tea, peach, lemon verbena. The palate is richly-fruited with a fresh cut of green apple and spiced melon on the finish. It has a mouthcoating texture with a breadth and depth to the fruit. Good, strident acidity so typical of the cultivar lifts all that fruit power. Made by young winemaker Kayleigh Hattingh, it’s worth seeking out. (91) ML