The 2013 Secateurs Chenin Blanc, which comes from bush vines planted on granite slopes, has a pleasant, simple bouquet with dried lemon peel, a touch of marzipan and lime flower that is well-defined. The palate is well-balanced with a slight viscosity on the opening, but the feisty acidity then kicks in and lends the middle and finish satisfying tension and vibrancy. There is a pleasant bitter lemon twist on the aftertaste that drags you back for another sip.
(From 2011 Vintage) This full-bodied red is supple and smooth but with underlying power and heft provided by the Cinsault, Mourvedre and Shiraz. The Grenache lends acidity and notes of red, crunchy fruit. The finish features layers of ripe red fruit that are complemented by hints of pepper, sweet spice and earth.