2020 Mullineux Granite Chenin Blanc
The 2020 Chenin Blanc Old Vine Granite has a bouquet similar to the Schist Chenin Blanc, but with a slightly heightened sea spray/marine influence and touches of orange blossom. The well-balanced palate delivers a little more weight and density than the Schist. Sour lemon and a touch of stem ginger emerge toward the persistent finish. Give this 2–3 years in bottle to develop. Drink 2023-2036.
Neal Martin - Antonio Galloni's Vinous
A rich and flavorful white with aromas of cooked apples, nutmeg, orange zest, chamomile, hazelnuts and butterscotch. Salted lemons and olives, too. Full-bodied, spicy and vibrant with excellent texture and concentration. Unfiltered. Drink now.
The 2020 Granite Chenin Blanc is fresh, citrus-laced and pure with a ripe essence of stone fruit that sways with elements of dusty flowers on the nose. Medium to full-bodied, the wine has a delightful, energetic acidity that keeps the structure balanced while displaying a crisp, mineral tension that leaps off the palate. The wine glides to a delightfully lingering and food-friendly finish. Just under a 1,000 bottles were made.
Anthony Mueller - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate