Winemaker: Kevin Grant. Under the Gavel is always a stunning CWG selection, and the 2016 continues to deliver. It’s rich and ripe right from the start, with opulent scents of wood-grilled peach, honeydew and toasted brioche that entice and delight. The medium-weight palate is smooth and seductive, but ultimately balanced by a great cut of lemony acidity and a saline minerality that refreshes the finish. It’s powerful, but not overly so, with all the elements in balance, meaning it should age gracefully through 2025. 93/100
Sourced from a single south-facing vineyard on The Skyfields, home to Ataraxia in the Hemel-en-Aarde located outside the coastal town of Hermanus. Painstaking fruit selection
was followed by a non-interventionist winemaking approach. Fermented in small, tightgrained French oak barriques, custom ordered from very specific Burgundian coopers, this
wine was barrel aged for a further 10 months before being bottled.