2018 Epileptic Inspiration, Blank Bottle

Pieter could never draw – but post epilepsy he can, hence the name. Lovely tension and finesse, a full Semillon, waxy with orange pith and very long and saline. Aged in old oak, one third spend 18 months on lees and another part spent time in amphora.

Critic score
95/100

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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Maturity
    Ready 2019 - 2023
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    14%
2018 Epileptic Inspiration, Blank Bottle

TASTING NOTES

"There's a huge opportunity with Semillon in South Africa," says Pieter Walser and I fully agree. What a wine this is, marrying grapes from Elgin and Cape Agulhas that are fermented in amphorae and old wood. Pithy, herbal and toasty, it has lanolin and honeysuckle aromas and stony, tangy aftertaste.

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com (September 2019)
95/100

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