Delaire Graff White Reserve 2018 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Cape Coastal
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The Delaire Graff White Reserve 2018 was awarded the Financial Mail Trophy for Best Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Blend (Gold 96/100) in the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2021.
'Sauvignon Blanc from Durbanville and Stellenbosch is combined with 37% Semillon from Franschhoek and Elgin to produce this spicy, toasty, 10% new wood-aged cuvée. Elegance and balance are complemented by flavours of grapefruit and passion fruit, a hint of cream and the extract of a warmer vintage. Drink 2020-26.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2020, 93/100

'Barrel-fermented blend showcasing varieties, not site. 2018 led by sauvignon (62%) ex Darling & Durbanville, semillon ex Franschhoek & Stellenbosch. Tropical tones, some herbal notes & white asparagus, satisfyingly focused though tad less vivacious than 2017 (5 stars, 96 pts).' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (93/100)

'A modern and intriguing white Bordeaux blend, the Delaire Graff White Reserve illustrates a playful juxtaposition of character. Handpicked and whole bunch pressed, matured separately for 5 months in French oak barrel, then blended and kept on primary lees for an additional 8 months, this wine defines precision. The vibrant acidity of Sauvignon Blanc dances amidst crisp flavours of citrus and pineapple, while the Semillon portrays structure and a waxy mouthfeel. Crafted with patience, it is a treasure of multifaceted complexity.' – Winemaker
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Condition New
Alcohol 14%
Blend information 63% Sauvignon Blanc and 37% Sémillon
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Bordeaux Blend
Rating OM Gold
Technical analysis RS: 2.4 g/L | TA: 6.71 g/L | PH: 3.06
Producer information The Delaire Graff Estate, surrounded by the breathtaking views of the Stellenbosch Valley, offers wine, art, dining and hospitality. Founded in the early 1980s, the estate has changed dramatically over the years. Delaire Graff’s award-winning wines rank amongst the most prestigious in the Southern Hemisphere. Their unique terroir, which is a combination of maritime and mountain, is something their ambitious winemaker explores harvest after harvest. The cool Atlantic sea breeze which washes over their vineyards is what gives their fruit a rich intensity.
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