With its deep and inviting mix of honeyed apples, honeysuckle, acacia and honeyed almonds, this rich chenin blanc has long been one of the country's best wines, and is a match for many a starrier name.
David WilliamsThe Observer
Sourced from Chenin Blanc vines planted in 1967, with natural wild yeast fermentation, and raised in about 85% new oak, the flagship FMC has a beautifully defined, intoxicating bouquet with lemon curd, frangipane, almond and just a touch of nutmeg. The palate has a rounded, waxy texture with wonderful harmony and precision. There are subtle flavours of dried apricot, brioche, vanilla, a touch of honey (perhaps a little botrytis) and a hint of spice. Seductive, harmonious and very focussed, The FMC is a sublime expression of South African Chenin Blanc. Drink now-2020. 93 out of 100.
Neal MartinWine Advocate