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Cape of Good Hope Laing Semillon
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Cape of Good Hope Laing Semillon 2015

Olifants River, South AfricaThis is a very pleasant sémillon, big on perfume and that waxy/oily sheen that can add weight to the back end. In this case, there is a balancing factor of citrus and minerality that helps to lengthen the palate and give a more linear profile. This is from the estate farm of Henk Laing in WO Citrusdalberg. The fruit is dry-farmed, growing on 50+ year old bush vines. The ferment is in stainless before a six month sleep in neutral, large format French oak. The result is a stylish, authentic sémillon with peachy fruit, nectarine skin flecked with tropical notes of pineapple and guava. It seems bigger than it is with only 13.5 degrees of alcohol. This is a wonderful wine for east coast lobster or west coast Dungeness crab. It will age a decade effortlessly.Tasted: 01 November 2018Tasted by: Prices: BC 25.00 private wine shops Producer: Anthonij RupertDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Varietal: SémillonCSPC: 195473UPC: 6009800071573