Tonights wine I have opened is the 2019 Catherine Marshall Sauvignon Blanc Elgin Valley, South Africa.
The nose has beautiful aromatics with abundance of grapefruit, peach, nectarine, green bell pepper, herbs, grass and minerals.
On the palate the is lime, grapefruit, white peach, bell pepper, basil, jalapeño, grass and minerals.
This wine is medium bodied that is rich and mouth filling and medium to medium + acidity with a long crisp clean citrus finish. I hope everyone's weekend is going well? Please continue being safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂 — 3 days ago
The label is barely there, but i bought in the James Halliday's collection auction as a Wood Matured Black label 1979.
At this stage I opened a few of these old semillon and I am honestly loving them even though i realise that not everyone would.
Once they get to room temperature the magic happens.
This is complex and fairly fresh, not gone at all.
I smell almond, bruised apples, nutmeg, ginger, turmeric, lanolin, coriander. Autumn forest floor and boiled chestnuts. Nougat and marzipan. Peppermint.
It's very long. It's an experience. It talks its own language. I don't think there is anything like it anywhere else. 41yo, nearly my age, but much more interesting than me. — 6 hours ago
Great blend. Nice finish. A little buttery hint. — 4 days ago
Från en mycket högt belägen vingård i Hemel-en-Arde. Svalodlad karaktär. Frisk, Medelfyllig med lyxig textur och snärtig frukt. Gröna äpplen, ananas, blommor, hasselnöt och elektriskt avslut. Lagringsduglig. — 9 days ago
Citrus on the front, relaxing into fig and a little honeydew plus some hints of fragrant flowers, finishing with just a bit of oak and creaminess. — 10 days ago
Deep, wooden cherry notes flourish both before and after the first taste. The flavor is sophisticated, yet simple. Nothing of note to end, but nothing negative to say about the beginning and middle. A very solid experience. — 16 days ago
Very fruit forward. — 8 days ago
Picked this up on recommendation from wine shop while visiting my daughter in Chicago. The Barefoot stuff she had just wasn’t going to cut it. There is so much red fruit. Cherry, strawberry, pomegranate. Baking spices...cinnamon, cloves?? Even some earthiness starts to show after a bit. Had a glass then threw it in the fridge to chill for a bit. I think I have had PN from 4 different continents in the last 2 weeks. Aromatics are fantastic. This is so good. — 24 days ago
See previous notes - this wonderful old Semillon keeps getting better and better. Mid Lemon in colour. Aromas of Lanolin, beeswax, wet hay, lemongrass and toast. 0n the palate a soapy texture amongst the citrus and honey notes with refreshing bright acidity. Tastes much younger than 15 years and will probably still be giving pleasure on its 20th birthday but sadly for me this is my last bottle. Totally unoaked demonstrating how good Semillon puts on weight with age and doesn’t need oak unless you want to drink it young which misses the point as Murray Tyrell used to often say. A real treat to drink this wine - the following day the citrus was riper with notes of mandarin. Stunning. — 2 days ago
Very nice wine @ our favorite cheese and charcuterie place! Medium red color. Bright, fresh nose. Very fruit forward wine. Cherries, strawberries, and plenty of spice. More Pinot than Shiraz. Was just what we were looking for this afternoon. Give it a try! — 2 days ago