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From the first vintage for the MMAD team, and it’s hard to imagine a better season. Lovely mild ripening conditions gave us Chenin Blanc with bright acidity and plenty of flavour. The fruit was hand-picked, and approximately one third was whole bunch pressed to old French oak puncheons, and the balance crushed for more skin contact, and fermented in concrete vats before going to puncheons. The wine combines a fine-ness from the whole bunch pressed component with more texture from the crushed fruit,and an array of characters including citrus peel, cumquat, hessian, sea spray and a hint of lanolin. The palate is long and framed by crisp acidity, with exciting ageing potential.
94 Points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
"Seriously good wine. Intense, textural, a bit of x-factor and a finish that goes on and on. Citrus juice and rind, river stones, a peppery note, a hint of the sea. Some honey or perhaps honeyed but notes in there too; whispers on that sea breeze. Refined and powerful at once. MMAD has hit the ground running."