Miles Mossop 2020 Chapter series
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Awesome, small-batch value from Miles Mossop
Produced in limited quantities, we are again lucky to get a small allocation of the wonderful Miles Mossop 2020 Chapters. The 2020s are the third tranche of Miles's terroir-specific series and offer great fruit purity and nuanced precision. All five bottlings are defined by 'place' and exhibit Miles's particular talent for coaxing subtle detail from exceptional vineyards. To our minds, these stunning, single-terroir cuvées offer exceptional value.
With two decades at the helm, Miles Mossop helped Tokara become one of the finest producers in SA and left a legacy of impressive, award-winning releases. His solo journey is now well-established with an incredible set of wines – his focus shows!
The 2020 Chapter One is a knockout Swartland Cinsault from the Darling side. There is lots of exotic exuberance balanced by a savoury and dry palate. It is fresh yet quietly serious.
he 2020 Chapter Two Chenin Blanc is rich, sunny and full of ripe peach with the typical Paardeberg stone fruit and a broad, savoury palate. It's slightly softer in 2020.
From Bottelary in Stellenbosch, the 2020 Chapter Three is a particularly fine Chenin Blanc. It has a hint of reduction and white stone fruit over a poised, balanced palate of crushed-stone minerality. The 2020 is excellent!
The 2020 Chapter Four is a serious, Bordeaux-like 100% Sauvignon Blanc that has stepped up a notch in 2020. Using Stellenbosch fruit, it exhibits notes of blackcurrant leaf, spice and white peach and is rich and full on the palate.
Finally, the 2020 Chapter Five – the new addition to the range – is a sexy Hemel-en-Aarde Chardonnay. Soft, juicy and balanced, Miles clearly knows how to make top-notch Chardonnay!