Crystallum, Walker Bay, South Africa
Crystallum wines are made by Peter-Allan Finlayson and these sought-after wines are among the most exciting cool-climate chardonnays and pinot noirs to come from South Africa. The wines come from the Walker Bay region, more specifically the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Elgin, and Overberg areas just east of Cape Town. Walker Bay is well known for its Southern Wright whale watching, and at Crystallum Peter-Allan is producing some extraordinarily fresh and alluring cuvées with texture, depth, and attractive complexity.
Tim Atkin MW has classified Crystallum as a South African ‘First Growth’ in his recent report on South Africa, putting Crystallum in the top twenty producers in the country.
Crystallum Pinot Noir Peter Max 2015 – 92 points Tim Atkin MW