Mullineux 2018 Cape Winemakers Guild The Gris Old Vine Semillon (Swartland)

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Winemaker: Andrea Mullineux. This wine smells lovely but young, with a ton of potential behind it. Yellow melon rind, lightly toasted apple, clove-studded orange peel and orange-ginger tea dance on the nose, with just a hint of jasmine. The palate is medium in weight but surprisingly concentrated in feel, though any opulence is quickly countered by a bright seam of refreshing acidity and a pronounced thread of sweet spice and citrus-pith bitterness that lends a superb texture and overall impression to it all. It's hard to resist now, but with all the boxes checked, this has the stuffing to mature incredibly well. Try again after 2024 and will likely hold well for the next decade beyond. Lauren Buzzeo

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    Skurnik Wines, Inc
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