Lismore, Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc, Cape South Coast 2015

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Lismore, Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc, Cape South Coast 2015

19.50

Even if you don't normally wear a hat, go out and buy one and then take it off to Sam O'Keefe, the one-woman-band responsible for Lismore Estate. Like a frontierswoman from days of old, she established the first, and so far only, wine farm in the remote ward of Greyton, 40 miles west of Stellenbosch. Not only is it one of the most beautiful wine estates we have ever visited, Sam also makes some of the most distinctive wines coming out of South Africa today. She's a true 'spit and sawdust' pioneer and deserves every credit for turning a mountainside into a bountiful fruit basket.


Press reviews:

Jancis Robinson.com:
"Spontaneous ferment in 300- to 500-litre neutral oak. Smoky and lightly reductive. 
Herbal, fumy and enticing. This is gorgeous, has all the complexity of barrel-fermented Sauvignon and the freshness of an unoaked wine. More herbal than citrus, more complex than most Sauvignons, even than most barrel-fermented versions. Wild, herbal and fresh length. Superb wine. Might well age longer than this. 13.5% alc. Drink now-2021." 17.5 points & Good Value

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