The 2019 Mev. Kirsten, which is pure Stellenbosch Chenin, is taut and precise on the nose, displaying a similar marine influence as the Kokerboom, plus touches of fern and lanolin. The saline, slightly nutty palate is supremely well balanced with a killer line of acidity and touches of sour lemon on the aftertaste. This deserves 4–5 years in bottle, as it has huge potential. A quite brilliant wine from guru Sadie. (Neal Martin, Vinous, April 2021)
— 7 days ago
Wifey went to see the rents for the weekend. I was left with no choice, but to hunt and provide for myself. Cooked a beef bolognese with jacket potatoes. Paired with a brilliant bottle of juice, gifted by @David L. Having just submitted a major stats assignment, I'm getting back to honing my mortal kombat skills 🙂
From the nose, it's immediately apparent that this is not your typical, extravagant cab. It's much more restrained, tilting more toward a Bdx, than Napa. Aromatics offer up notes of coffee, black tea and kirsch. The palette is perfectly proportioned with black cherries, a hint of licorice and herbs. The ensemble is completed with with plush tannins, poise, balance and grace. It doesn't require food, but it shows great flexibility with it. No hurry to drink this. It has another 7 years of runway ahead of it. 14.7 abv.
David and Kirsten - thank you so much. — 4 years ago
Vintage 2012 / clearly development in colour. In smell vanilla and gôut de petrol compete who will win... minerals, good balance, not lightfooted, medium weight. Lovely paired with a classic asparagus dish with egg and ham. Makes my day, this riesling. — a year ago
At Bacchus Wine & Tapas with Whit, Kirsten and Anna — 3 years ago
Very nice! Drinking with Kirsten after dinner at the Kee grill. Sparkly, a bit blue in color but nice. 12%. — 2 years ago
Dinner with Lum brothers and visiting Grafs. Beautiful golden color, floral complex oily yet balanced nose with great texture and finish. Went so well with the Chinese dishes from Ting Wong. Yum. — 2 years ago
Delightful. My first “orange” wine. From a barrel at Beat Brasserie in Harvard Square. Very good, but will always be overshadowed for having accompanied the first of the 36 questions with Kirsten. — 3 years ago
Very thankful to have a German roommate to remind me there are Riesling from outside of Central Otago. It's a great palate check.
Delicate nose with sweet/confectionery lemon juice and zest, white flowers, light herbal/minty/dandelion, and mineral verve with very faint petrol. Just off-dry with great balance of acid/sugar. Fresh and bigger in the mouth than I expected. Good finish. — 5 years ago