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Isliedh

Cape Point Vineyards, Isliedh 2017

R275

240 in stock

Notes

67% Sauvignon Blanc & 23% Semillon

Named after Sybrand’s granddaughter, Isliedh best reflects the uniqueness of their Noordhoek Estate: Here a special block of severely windswept vines yield tiny crops of concentrated and well structured Sauvignon Blanc.

Isliedh is created in a tight mineral style for enjoyment with great food which will reward for many years to come. The wine displays a complex array of Stone fruit, white floral notes, lemons, marmalade and spicy oak. The complex palate is rich, full and long, retaining the characteristic Cape Point mineral edge. Cape Point Vineyards Isliedh can be best enjoyed over the next 5 years and possibly even 10.

Tasting notes:
'Richly textured yet almost ethereally fresh 17 blends barrel-fermented sauvignon & 23% semillon vinified in clay amphoras, 10 months on lees, resulting in many layers of flavour: white peach, citrus, vanilla, subtle honey & baking spice, all remarkably poised & ageworthy.' – Platters Guide 2019, 5*

'Right up there with the best ever releases of Isliedh, this is a stunning rendition of this white Bordeaux blend, combining Sauvignon Blanc with 24% Semillon. Pale in colour, but not in aroma or flavour, it’s a lightly wooded style with subtle toast, notes of fresh herbs and salty, mouth-watering acidity. 2019-26' – Tim Atkin SA Report 2018, 96/100

'The 2017 Isliedh saw the Sémillon increased to 23% as part of Cape Point’s affirming this as a blend, as opposed to the Noordhoek, which is essentially pure Sauvignon Blanc. It is fermented and aged in 600-liter French oak, of which is 30% new, for 10 months. The Sémillon is fermented in amphora before transferring into barrel (see introduction). Scents of lanolin from the Sémillon infuse the Granny Smith apple and light pear aromas on the lovely bouquet. The palate is very well balanced with a little more amplitude compared to the 2016 - quite spicy on the front of the mouth, the back laden with pear, gooseberry and touch of stem ginger that lingers long on the finish. I think the increased Sémillon component really works well here and engenders a more interesting and cerebral wine.' – Neal Martin Report 2018, 93/100

67% Sauvignon Blanc & 23% Semillon

Named after Sybrand’s granddaughter, Isliedh best reflects the uniqueness of their Noordhoek Estate: Here a special block of severely windswept vines yield tiny crops of concentrated and well structured Sauvignon Blanc.

Isliedh is created in a tight mineral style for enjoyment with great food which will reward for many years to come. The wine displays a complex array of Stone fruit, white floral notes, lemons, marmalade and spicy oak. The complex palate is rich, full and long, retaining the characteristic Cape Point mineral edge. Cape Point Vineyards Isliedh can be best enjoyed over the next 5 years and possibly even 10.

Tasting notes:
'Richly textured yet almost ethereally fresh 17 blends barrel-fermented sauvignon & 23% semillon vinified in clay amphoras, 10 months on lees, resulting in many layers of flavour: white peach, citrus, vanilla, subtle honey & baking spice, all remarkably poised & ageworthy.' – Platters Guide 2019, 5*

'Right up there with the best ever releases of Isliedh, this is a stunning rendition of this white Bordeaux blend, combining Sauvignon Blanc with 24% Semillon. Pale in colour, but not in aroma or flavour, it’s a lightly wooded style with subtle toast, notes of fresh herbs and salty, mouth-watering acidity. 2019-26' – Tim Atkin SA Report 2018, 96/100

'The 2017 Isliedh saw the Sémillon increased to 23% as part of Cape Point’s affirming this as a blend, as opposed to the Noordhoek, which is essentially pure Sauvignon Blanc. It is fermented and aged in 600-liter French oak, of which is 30% new, for 10 months. The Sémillon is fermented in amphora before transferring into barrel (see introduction). Scents of lanolin from the Sémillon infuse the Granny Smith apple and light pear aromas on the lovely bouquet. The palate is very well balanced with a little more amplitude compared to the 2016 - quite spicy on the front of the mouth, the back laden with pear, gooseberry and touch of stem ginger that lingers long on the finish. I think the increased Sémillon component really works well here and engenders a more interesting and cerebral wine.' – Neal Martin Report 2018, 93/100

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PG 5*

Country

ZA

Region

Cape Coastal

Style

White

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