2016 Tin Soldier Semillon, Thorne & Daughters, Western Cape

A blend of red and white Semillon, and a wine that spends time on the skins, this is oxidative and complex. There's notes of russet apples and tea, with an impressive finish. A wine that's slightly out there, it will warrant discovery.

Critic score
94/100
Pricing
Bottle
From a client
1 available
£64.36
Case, 6 Bottles
From a client
1 available
£388.08

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Grape
    Semillon
  • Maturity
    Ready 2018 - 2030
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    12%
2016 Tin Soldier Semillon, Thorne & Daughters, Western Cape

TASTING NOTES

Tin Soldier is made entirely from Semillon Gris - not much of that to go around in the Cape - and spends a week on its skins, Friuli-style. This is a white for red wine lovers, with some tannic backbone, herbal, savoury, mineral-edged fruit flavours and lovely pastry and kitchen spice rack notes.

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com (October 2017)
94/100
Thorne & Daughters

John Seccombe founded Thorne & Daughters with his wife Tasha in 2012. They returned to South Africa after John trained as a winemaker at Surrey’s Plumpton College. During his time in England he paid the bills by working as a driver for Majestic Wine, where he was managed by none other than our own Will Hepworth! John once shared a winery with Chris Alheit and Peter-Allan Finlayson of Crystallum, and his reputation as the nicest man in the South African wine trade has granted him an impeccable network of contacts for sourcing grapes.

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