NEW! Blackwater 'Pleasure Garden' Palomino, Robertson, South Africa 2017

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NEW! Blackwater 'Pleasure Garden' Palomino, Robertson, South Africa 2017

24.00

I can’t show you my unedited tasting note, written while trying this for the first time in South Africa, because it’s littered with expletives. However, if you would like to recreate it, simply insert your favourite curse words at regular intervals in the tasting note below:

Absolutely amazing! The aromas are just beautiful, bristling with vivid intensity. Rocks that have been crushed by lemons or maybe lemons that have been crushed by rocks. Some wild herbs, pear skin, raw sourdough and salt-crusted limes. It’s a pure Palomino from vines planted in 1927 and it spent 6 hours on the skins before going into concrete eggs and is bottled without racking. Me!!

Jamie Goode: “From a block planted in 1927, Francois Haasbroek makes 1500 litres of this profound wine, which is named after Hitchcock’s first movie, released in 1927. It is pressed to concrete egg and then doesn’t move, and is bottled straight from the egg. It’s not a flor wine, although by the end there is a white layer of yeasts on the top, so this might be flor activity. Linear, floral and pretty. Perfumed with some bright apple notes. Saline, juicy and linear, with subtle nutty notes.” 95 points

Jancis Robinson: “Smells like dried apricots and the dustiness of almond skins – quite fino-like, in a way! But with a sweetness, dried pears, ablaze with saffron and allspice. A bit like rolling an amber pebble in your mouth, it's smooth and cool and not quite rounded with angles that are not quite angles and a glow that isn't quite a glow. A buzz of curry with its bite and spice and sweetness; salted lemons; samphire. Long and absolutely glorious. I wanted to lick my wine glass out. (TC). Drink now-2025.“ 17.5 points

Customer Comments:

I should also like to pass on my delight with the Blackwater Palomino: utterly delicious.” - Mr. S.O.

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