Shimmering orange-pink. Powerful, mineral-accented white peach, raspberry and melon scents, along with building citrus pith and floral nuances. Palate-staining red berry, blood orange, nectarine and lavender flavors deftly meld depth and energy. Shows strong tension and repeating mineral character on the strikingly long finish, which leaves a suave floral note behind.
"Elpidios is an attractive, seamlessly judged cuvée of mostly Grenache with 62% Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan and Pinotage, creating a Cape-meets-the-Mediterranean feel. Fermented with 50% whole bunches, it has enticing Turkish Delight and potpourri aromas, goji berry and tobacco leaf flavours and savoury, sinewy tannins." - Tim Atkin MW
BLANKbottle Confessions of a White Glove Chaser 2020, "The first time Pieter Walser saw the farm where he buys these grapes, they were being picked by people wearing white gloves for a brand called 4G. Hence the name. Textured and perfumed, it's very much a Cabernet Franc-based style, with 36% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Merlot for support. Graphite, bramble and black cherry flavours complete the palate." - Tim Atkin MW