Thorne and Daughters 'Paper Kite', Old Vine Semillon, Western Cape 2015

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Thorne and Daughters 'Paper Kite', Old Vine Semillon, Western Cape 2015

24.50

This is the first release of a pure Semillon by Thorne and Daughters and it is a beauty! Sourced from vines planted over a century ago, the 'Paper Kite' 2015 is a masterpiece in control, taming the herbaceous side of Semillon and metabolising its weight into lithe muscle.

Jancis Robinson (Tamlyn Currin): "Bay-leaf cream. Dill. Roasted pears and thyme. Wonderfully interesting, intriguing aromas and very very fine on the palate. Herbal and sour-dough bread, a savoury, tight, complex weave of chervil and ground coriander and hemp seed. Pencil lines of flavour, quiet poise, beautifully elegant tension." 17+ points

Jamie Goode (The Wine Anorak)
: "From Basil Landau’s famous old vineyard planted in 1915, this is a complex, textured, fine expression of Semillon with pear and citrus fruits, plus complex wax and nut characters. Lovely textural complexity here, and great acidity." 95/100

The Wine Advocate: "Sourced from the Landau du Val vineyard in Franschhoek, the oldest Semillon block in South Africa (111 years old), the 2015 Paper Kite Old Vine Semillon has a clean and precise bouquet with walnut, smoke and lanolin aromas that really convey the grape variety with some style. The palate is well balanced with a slightly viscous entry, delicate touches of white chocolate and almond, with a co "Sourced from the Landau du Val vineyard in Franschhoek, the oldest Semillon block in South Africa (111 years old), the 2015 Paper Kite Old Vine Semillon has a clean and precise bouquet with mposed and refined finish. This is a superb debut." 93 points

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