Thorne & Daughters, Tin Soldier 750ml 2018South Africa, Western Cape
'From a six-year-old vineyard of Semillon Gris established using material from the Paper Kite site. 70% skin fermented for some 10 days and 30% whole-bunch pressed. A gorgeous and exotic nose of floral perfume (frangipani, honeysuckle), table grape, papaya and a whiff of marmalade. Great fruit concentration, coated acidity and some light grip to the finish. Layers of flavour and great length.' – Christian Eedes, WineMag.co.za, 95/100
'Tin Soldier comes from the Schreiber family's vineyard on the Paardeberg and is entirely made with rare Semillon Gris. Just over two-thirds of the wine spends ten days on skins, producing a white with a bronze pink colour that's complex, challenging and a little tannic with pastry, quince and orange marmalade notes and tangy minerality. Drink 2020-26.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2019, 94/100
'Apricot-gold hue points to red-skinned version of the grape. 7-10 days on skins adds tannic touch as well as colour. Intense aromas on 2018: lanolin, lemon, gingery spice. Fresh acid infuses velvet texture; modest 12.6% alcohol part of ethereal finesse. Even finer than 2017 (92 pts).' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (94/100)
About Thorne & Daughters:
Thorne & Daughters Wines was started in 2012 by John and Tasha Seccombe with the aim to produce authentic wines in the beautiful Western Cape which they have made their home. It has been a long journey that has taken them around the world and brought them back here, to where they first met. They are in love with the Cape, and they want to taste this air and this sunshine in their wines.
To produce their wines they’ve drawn on the great history of wine growing here in the Cape, putting together old vineyard parcels with new grape varieties, and making wines with old school simplicity and a modern ‘edge’. Their approach to winemaking is simple, honest and gentle, and they are looking to make wines that tell a story, not wines that shout and bang a drum.
John seems to have a particularly refined aesthetic when it comes to winemaking and its thrilling to watch it gain greater elucidation with each passing vintage.
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AG: Antonio Galloni of Vinous.com | AM: Allen Meadows of Burghound.com | CE: Christian Eedes of Winemag.co.za | DEC: Decanter | GS: Greg Sherwood MW | JR: JancisRobinson.com | NM: Neal Martin of Vinous.com OM: Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show | PG: Platter's Guide | ST: Stephen Tanzer of Vinous.com | TA: Tim Atkin MW | VIN: Vinous.com | WA: Wine Advocate | WE: Wine Enthusiast | WM: Winemag.co.za Report | WS: Wine Spectator