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Professor Black

Warwick, Professor Black 2017

R400

3 in stock

Notes

The Professor Black 2017, a wine in the style of white Bordeaux is a classic blend comprised of Sauvignon Blanc (65%) and Semillon (35%). The Sauvignon Blanc hailed from a 17-year-old vineyard site in Darling growing on deep-red Hutton and Clovelly soils. The block is situated in the well-known Darling Hills on a western slope, 13 kilometres from the Atlantic Ocean.

The Semillon component was harvested from a 14-year-old block in Elgin. The site was chosen for its South-Western aspect as well as for the soils comprising of gravelly topsoil with some ferricrete (iron rich) deposits, on top of clay subsoil from weathered shale.

Tasting notes:
'Metamorphosis for this label: up to 15 unoaked sauvignon blanc as per original name, but 17 a (older) wooded Bordeaux blend sauvignon & semillon. Scented fig, lime & gooseberry notes, full bodied & slightly creamy with mouthwatering acidity.' – Platters Wine Guide 2019, 5*

'The wine shows flavours of blackcurrant, which is typical of a white Bordeaux blend as well as passion fruit, litchi and citrus. There’s a hint of white florals such as winter lilies, with an edge of minerality calling up wet slate. The Sauvignon Blanc component brings the aromatics, and in turn the Semillon offers structure and body. Subtle French oak flavours complement the blend.' – Winemaker

The Professor Black 2017, a wine in the style of white Bordeaux is a classic blend comprised of Sauvignon Blanc (65%) and Semillon (35%). The Sauvignon Blanc hailed from a 17-year-old vineyard site in Darling growing on deep-red Hutton and Clovelly soils. The block is situated in the well-known Darling Hills on a western slope, 13 kilometres from the Atlantic Ocean.

The Semillon component was harvested from a 14-year-old block in Elgin. The site was chosen for its South-Western aspect as well as for the soils comprising of gravelly topsoil with some ferricrete (iron rich) deposits, on top of clay subsoil from weathered shale.

Tasting notes:
'Metamorphosis for this label: up to 15 unoaked sauvignon blanc as per original name, but 17 a (older) wooded Bordeaux blend sauvignon & semillon. Scented fig, lime & gooseberry notes, full bodied & slightly creamy with mouthwatering acidity.' – Platters Wine Guide 2019, 5*

'The wine shows flavours of blackcurrant, which is typical of a white Bordeaux blend as well as passion fruit, litchi and citrus. There’s a hint of white florals such as winter lilies, with an edge of minerality calling up wet slate. The Sauvignon Blanc component brings the aromatics, and in turn the Semillon offers structure and body. Subtle French oak flavours complement the blend.' – Winemaker

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PG 5*

Country

ZA

Region

Stellenbosch

Style

White

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