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4 ½ Stars 2020 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Among SA’s best-known & most-loved sauvignons, ex fully mature vines that keep delivering (& thus quashing occasional thoughts of replanting) 19 (90 pts) inherits 18’s flint, feisty acid, bone-dryness; pronounced mineral seam this vintage raises the bar.
Life from Stone derives its name from the incredibly rocky soils in which it is grown. Every year the vineyard battles against nature in order to produce highly concentrated, powerful wines with a flinty, mineral character true to the quartz rock in which it is grown. Monumental human effort was required to plant the vines – implements destroyed, and, in the case of the older vineyards, dynamite deployed. A true expression of the site’s terroir, this wine will drink well now, or can be enjoyed in the next 2-3 years.
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