The wine has a pale lemon yellow color and a bouquet reminiscent of green figs with hints of gooseberries and hints of green peppers. The wine is dry, full bodied and has a long lingering finish.
Wine Spectator 90 points - Pure and chiseled, with a long lemon pulp note stretching out, while the honeysuckle, wet straw and kiwifruit flavors race along the edges. Exhibits a lingering fleur de sel edge. Drink now. 5,000 cases imported.-JM
(Jun 15 2015)
A bracing, steely style, with lemon zest, gooseberry and wet straw notes that have a rapier feel through the finish. Pure and chiseled now, but should mellow nicely with brief cellaring for those who want a broader feel.
|Bayten (formerly known as Buitenverwachting) was part of the original Constantia estate founded in 1685 by Simon van der Stel, the first governor of the Dutch Colony at the Cape. One of South Africa’s premier estates, this beautiful farm is situated on the east-facing slopes of the magnificent Constantiaberg Mountain, just south of Cape Town and a few miles from False Bay.
Today under the guidance of current proprietor Lars Maack, the winery has earned a reputation as the source of some of South Africa’s most exquisite, mineral-tinged white wines. Bayten is a Dutch word that means ”beyond expectation.” Cellarmaster Herman Kirschbaum and winemaker Brad Paton continue to craft stunning wines that deliver on that promise to exhilarate the senses.