5 Stars 2022 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
A 4th block added to the usual 3 in 20 ***** (95 pts). 15 months on lees in mostly older oak gives richness to balance brilliant acidity & hinted tannic grip. Focused, tight & stony, more complex blackcurrant-tinged fruit than Noordhoek – & a touch finer even than 18.
93 pts Tim Atkin MW 2021
The oak is a little more assertive on this blend of Sauvignon Blanc and 3% Semillon than it used to be, but it definitely has the concentration and phenolic structure to cope. Stony and saline, with toast and vanilla spice top notes and a core of elderflower and citrus fruit. 2022-24
An elegant representation of our unique terroir, with hints of floral spice, cardamom and white pepper. The generous fruit profile showcases lemon, tangerine and ripe nectarines. Combining all the elements of our beautiful coastal setting with notes of kelp and a salty sea breeze character own to Cape Point. The delicate notes of perfumed spring blossoms with subtle hints of oak ageing gives this wine added layers of complexity. The palate is rich and textured with a pithy quality, finishing with the characteristic lengthy mineral edge. 2020 – 25
Grapes for this wine are hand-selected from 3 sea-facing vineyard parcels in the mid levels of our farm where a combination of the fresh breezes and decomposed granite soils result in a wine that has a distinct mineral edge.
The grapes were hand picked between 22°B and 23°B in the early hours of the morning and whole bunch pressed. The juice is allowed to settle naturally over 12 hours. After fermentation the wine is left on the fermentation lees for 15 months in old French Oak with regular mixing to enhance the mouth feel.
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