Two Cape Crusaders: Alheit & Mullineux (Jun 2019)

The 2016 Cartology comprises some lots from Paardeberg that were picked early to maintain natural acidity. It perhaps does not quite deliver the same quality as the 2015. This bottle replicated the one I picked off the list at Hide restaurant a few weeks earlier. It has a more mineral-driven bouquet than the 2015: crushed chalk, pressed white flowers and a light sea spray influence. The palate is very well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, a judicious dab of ginger and lemongrass, beautifully balanced with a persistent, saline aftertaste. Tasted at the Alheit seminar with Chris Alheit in London.