” A striking nose of citrus, peach, dried herbs and baking spice plus a rather funky waxiness. With great depth of fruit and vibrant acidity, this is altogether more powerful and showy than other recent vintages. It’s still extraordinarily complex and long, however” . CE’s rating: 95/100.
“This was a good vintage in the Skurfberg area. Yields were low as always, but still reasonable. Skurfberg remains mysterious – why are the wines so striking? Deep red soils? Cold nights? Old vines? Planting material? Whatever the reasons, these wines are unique and lovely. They certainly justify the distance. Huilkrans 2019 is has an open nose of orange skin and custard apple, soft spice and rooibos. The palate is already showing some of its potential, beautiful and full, hemmed in by earthy/rusty minerality plus high acidity”. PUBLIK
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All sourced from Jozua Visser’s farm on Citrusdal Mountain, Huilkrans is a “deeper baritone” to the “tenor” of Magnetic North. Rich and textured, it has pear, subtle stone fruit and aniseed flavours, some tangerine and beeswax and a super taut, almost mouth-watering finish. The vines were planted between 1974 and 1984. Let’s hope there’s a preservation order on them. 2022-29. Tim Atkin MW 98P