Damascene, Semillon 750ml 2018South Africa, Franschhoek
Jean’s passion for Sémillion and his dedication to terroir have led him to secure this amazing but small vineyard planted in 1942. The parcel is a little gem that produces quintessential old-vine Franschhoek Sémillon. The Damascene Sémillon 2018 is a super-small release of only 700 bottles. This is a serious, complex white of great pedigree and perfect for cellaring over the next decade.
'Damascene is a new undertaking by Jean Smit, previously winemaker at Boekenhoutskloof, with David Curl, former owner of Bordeaux’s Chateau Gaby, as business partner. Smit is all for exploring the winelands in search of exceptional sites, those that deliver an important moment of insight, and hence the name of the project. W.O. Franschhoek. Predominantly from a 1942 vineyard but also a dash of the previous vintage from a 1956 vineyard. A complex nose showing pear, white peach, apple and spice plus subtle notes of earth and bread-like yeastiness. The palate had both breadth and depth – lovely layers of flavour and great composure. Total production: 707 bottles.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 93/100
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