Jil’s Dune


Layered aromas of pineapple, grapefruit, apple with vanilla undertones. Good depth of aromas on the palate, well integrated with oak toast notes and fresh after-taste of minerality.
All grapes of this purely organic Single Vineyard Chenin Blanc derive from one of Springfontein’s oldest blocks, #I4, nestled in the estate’s limestone dunes. Within reach of the Benguela and the Agulhas current’s mixing zone, you can hear, smell and almost see the freezing sea waters swell and mist, not a handful of miles away, which in Walker Bay’s winter attract the calving whales. For this wine, the two oceans create a cool microclimate so unique as our tiny piece of earth’s calcareous soils.

2018 SV Jil’s Dune Data Sheet
2017 SV Jil’s Dune Data Sheet

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Tasting Notes

Impressively rich chenin with sliced dried-peach, pineapple and lanolin aromas and flavors. It’s fullbodied, dense and lightly phenolic, yet remains spicy and minerally with a vivid finish. Drink or hold.

– James Suckling // 94 Points // 2016

Bright yellow colour with golden hue. Opulent nose with distinct oak influence, vanilla, toasted brioche, hazelnuts, rich aroma reminiscent of candied Williams pear, dried pineapple, candied lemon zest, ripe Cavaillon melon. Developing a wonderful aroma of Tarte Tatin. On the palate well balanced with smooth character, creamy texture, flavour reminiscent of ripe yellow stone fruit and hints of toasted brioche. A wine which is on one side characterised by the distinct oak influence, yet displays an interesting tension in the finish.

– Markus Del Monego // 94 Points // 2016

A pretty white with sliced-apple and honey character. Some pineapple and peach, too. It’s full-bodied with a waxy undertone and a flavorful finish. Dense and focused. Always very serious. Only about 2,700 bottles made. Drink now.

– James Suckling // 94 Points // 2017

Jasmine, elderflower, pear, sliced apple and beeswax on the nose. It’s medium-to full-bodied with waxy, supple and floral character. Mineral and stony undertones. Plenty of char-acter. Drink now.

– James Suckling // 93 Points // 2018