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Isliedh

Cape Point Vineyards, Isliedh 2016

R275

8 in stock

Notes

84% Sauvignon Blanc and 16% Semillon

Grapes for this wine are picked on the picturesque south facing Noordhoek slopes from the Peninsulas’ southern-most vineyards. The grapes were hand harvested between 22°B and 24°B in the early hours of the morning. This wine is drinking beautifully at present and will reward for many years to come.

Tasting notes:
'This was Duncan Savage’s last vintage at Cape Point, so it’s good to see him leave on a high note with this exceptional, barrel and amphora-fermented blend of Sauvignon Blanc with 16% Semillon. Rich, leesy and almost exotic, it’s broader than the 2015, with some tropical notes, stylish oak and good balancing acidity.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2017, 95/100

'Invariably excellent white Bordeaux blend, 16 raises the bar in a difficult vintage; 84% barrel-fermented sauvignon, rest semillon vinified in clay amphoras, 10 months on lees, showing lemon pie richness offset by taut acidity, a stony minerality underpinning coconut, citrus & peach flavours. As elegant & ageworthy as 15.' – Platter's Wine Guide 2018, 5*

'The wine displays a complex array of Stone fruit, floral notes, limes, grapefruit and spicy oak. The palate is rich, seductive and exotic while still retaining the characteristic Cape Point mineral edge.' – Winemaker Analysis:
Alc: 14.0% RS: 1.6 g/L pH: 3.2 TA: 7.0 g/L
84% Sauvignon Blanc and 16% Semillon

Grapes for this wine are picked on the picturesque south facing Noordhoek slopes from the Peninsulas’ southern-most vineyards. The grapes were hand harvested between 22°B and 24°B in the early hours of the morning. This wine is drinking beautifully at present and will reward for many years to come.

Tasting notes:
'This was Duncan Savage’s last vintage at Cape Point, so it’s good to see him leave on a high note with this exceptional, barrel and amphora-fermented blend of Sauvignon Blanc with 16% Semillon. Rich, leesy and almost exotic, it’s broader than the 2015, with some tropical notes, stylish oak and good balancing acidity.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2017, 95/100

'Invariably excellent white Bordeaux blend, 16 raises the bar in a difficult vintage; 84% barrel-fermented sauvignon, rest semillon vinified in clay amphoras, 10 months on lees, showing lemon pie richness offset by taut acidity, a stony minerality underpinning coconut, citrus & peach flavours. As elegant & ageworthy as 15.' – Platter's Wine Guide 2018, 5*

'The wine displays a complex array of Stone fruit, floral notes, limes, grapefruit and spicy oak. The palate is rich, seductive and exotic while still retaining the characteristic Cape Point mineral edge.' – Winemaker Analysis:
Alc: 14.0% RS: 1.6 g/L pH: 3.2 TA: 7.0 g/L
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Country

ZA

Region

Cape Coastal

Style

White

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