2014 De Morgenzon "Maestro" White Blend Stellenbosch
Solid, offering a big core of yellow apple, anise, white peach and mirabelle plum flavors, backed by enticing honeysuckle and jasmine notes. Has weight and cut, with a minerally underpinning on the finish. Roussanne, Chardonnay, Grenache Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Viognier. (Web Only—2016)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Maestro White, now in bottle of course, has a lively, slightly grassy bouquet with touches of gunflint developing in the glass. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, and there is good fruit intensity with fresh pear and citrus lemon combining nicely with the subtle pepperiness on the finish. This fulfills the potential it was showing last year. (NM)
(26% Roussanne, 25% Chardonnay, 19% Grenache Blanc, 17% Chenin Blanc, and 13% Viognier; "an expression of the estate," according to assistant winemaker Hanneke Botha): Pale color. Perfumed, limey lift to the aromas of pear, mint and white flowers. Supple, fine-grained and savory, displaying a larger framework than the 2013 but less explosive fruit due to the Grenache Blanc element and the bottling two months prior to my visit. This elegant white blend needs a year or two in the cellar to express itself. 90+ (ST)
*Good Value* Very pretty and lively. This lad can make wine! Hint of smokiness. Very long and pungent.