Apr 2017 - Neal Martin - The 2015 Maestro White is fermented in stainless steel, large foudres and concrete eggs. Winemaker Carl van der Merwe commented that it was the first vintage to show real linearity. A blend of 29% Roussanne, 23% Chardonnay, 22% Chenin Blanc, 18% Grenache Blanc and 8% Viognier, it offers impressive aromatics with heady scents of white peach, fresh pear, a hint of almond and melted candle wax. You could stick your nose in this all day! The palate is very well balanced with good weight, quite spicy with hints of lemongrass filtering through the light tropical fruit, almost more a wine of texture than flavor, which is not an easy feat to pull off.