2018 Paper Kite Semillon, Thorne & Daughters, Western Cape

From a Semillon vineyard planted in 1963. A lovely waxy nose, lemon curd. Slight green tea character, lovely energy and finesse, vibrant. Lovely saline texture, beautiful length, and purity on the finish. This is a wonderfully nervy, complex Semillon.

Critic score
96/100

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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Maturity
    Young 2020 - 2029
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13%
2018 Paper Kite Semillon, Thorne & Daughters, Western Cape

TASTING NOTES

Rocking Horse is a cuvée of grapes and areas, combining Roussanne, Semillon, Chardonnay, Clairette Blanche and Chenin Blanc from four different regions. Showing John Seccombe's skills as a blender, it's leesy, herbal and seamlessly balanced with spice, pear and oatmeal flavours and racy, stony acidity.

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com (September 2019)
96/100

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