The 2021 vintage of ‘Magdalena’ is a blend of 90% Semillon Blanc sourced from a 43-year-old vineyard in Franschoek and 10% Sauvignon Blanc from the Gabriëskloof farm. Both the Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes were whole bunch pressed and barrel-fermented, with 20% matured in clay amphorae. The palate is richer and more textural than previous vintages, with well-defined notes of jasmine, grapefruit and spice, balanced by precise acidity.
Jancis Robinson, (14th July 2022) – 17 Points
Deep straw, with lots of density and green-fruit flavours plus richness. Beautiful balance. Firm and vibrant. Distinctive.