2018 Testalonga El Bandito Cortez
Craig Hawkins is one of the most influential and certainly the most exciting winemakers of, not only South Africa, but the the New World. Producing wine in the Swartland, he has helped to change the image of South African wine. 100% Chenin Blanc (Dry, no skin maceration) From a vineyard planted in 1972 Vinified in 50% stainless steel, 50% older 500-litre barrels. This is wonderous; I am currently quite fascinated with Chenin Blanc and this wine is one of the reasons why, this is very shy on nose and incredibly fine pure and delicate in the mouth with super balance and length, vibrating with tension. It will expand and develop with age. Super wine.