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Cape Point Isliedh 2019

Tasting Notes

Winery: Cape Point
Varietal: Other White
SKU: CAPISL2019 Categories: , , , ,
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Cape Point Isliedh 2019

$44.99

Awards/Reviews

5 Stars 2021 Platter’s South African Wine Guide

A Cape classic from a single block, with 10 maximum 5-Star ratings since 03 debut. 19 (96 pts) has 74% sauvignon fermented in oak, semillon in clay then removed to older barrels. On lees a year. Fascinating aromas, with exotic & spicy elements adding to complexity. Creamy texture, lemony minerality; lingering fruit testifies to fruit concentration. A long life ahead.

96 pts Tim Atkin MW 2020

Featuring the highest ever percentage of Semillon (26%) under Riandri Visser’s stewardship, this Sauvignon-dominated white is consistently among the best Bordeaux blends in the Cape. Wild yeast fermented in its entirety, it’s a stunning achievement, with scented, nuanced 30% new wood, notes of grapefruit pith and umami, a herbal undertone and saline, crunchy, mouth-watering acidity. 2022-27.

Winemaker Notes

Cape Point Vineyards is uniquely located in the Cape Peninsula, where it is set rather majestically against the slopes of the famous Chapman’s Peak mountain range and overlooks the nearby Atlantic Ocean – a mere 1,2km’s away.

Cool sea breezes along with ancient mountain soils make for a unique terroir with a late growing season that results in a world class Sauvignon Blanc with minerals tones and great complexity.

Isliedh is a remarkable combination of Cape coastal Sauvignon Blanc drenched in richly textured Sémillon. Both varieties adding to the complexity of the wine. The blend offers beautiful floral notes of white orchid, rose and peach blossom. The fruit leaps from the glass unveiling a harmonious blend of white fruits, ripe nectarine, pink grapefruit, figs and lemon curd. Hints of floral oak spice combined with fresh thyme gives the wine an extra layer of depth. The palate is rich, saline, full and textured with the classic long lasting mineral finish. 2020 – 28

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