94pointsAlheit 2017 Magnetic North Chenin Blanc (Citrusdal Mountain)

#84 Top 100 Cellar Selections 2019
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Lemon balm, cinnamon bark, yellow field flowers, spiced orange tea, just-dried straw and lightly toasted apple skin all dance on the nose of this ethereal and superbly attractive wine. The mouthfeel is fruited and rounded yet balanced and textured all at once, with a lovely bitterness and a lick of salted butter that play against the ripe orchard and citrus fruit flavors. Lingering notes of waxy melon, orange rind and whole spice like nutmeg and allspice unfold on the long, lightly nutty finish. It's a charmer that's hard to resist but will age well through 2030. Lauren Buzzeo

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  • Alcohol
    14%
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
    White
  • Importer
    Broadbent Selections, Inc
  • Date Published
    7/1/2019
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