- regio: Piekenierskloof
- 100% Palomino, oude wijnstokken uit 1974
- gerijpt in betonnen eivormige cuvées en in oude Franse eiken vaten
- zeer geconcentreerde wijn met citrus, groene appel en kruiden in de neus
- complex in de mond, heerlijke zeer verfrissend in afdronk
- op dronk, bewaart nog 3 jaar, past bij vis en schaal- en schelpdieren
- Christian Eedes: Palomino, the sherry grape, was once widely planted in South Africa (most of what was produced used for distilling purposes) but by the end of 2019, however, only 115ha remained. Johan Kruger of Kruger Family Wines gets to work with a Piekenierskloof block planted in 1974 and the result is a wine of particular delicacy.
The nose shows subtle notes of citrus, green apple, herbs, flowers and talcum powder while the palate is lean and fresh with a salty finish. It’s intricate and energetic and wonderfully refreshing to drink.
- Tim Atikin: Part of a very impressive line up of old-vine wines from Johan Kruger, this is sourced from a parcel planted in 1974. Concrete egg and old wood fermented and aged, it's bready, salty and refreshing, with lovely texture and zip and a balanced, harmonious finish.