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
In stock
£29.00
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£174.00

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, timatkin.com (October 2017)
94/100