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Cape of Good Hope Laing Semillon
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Cape of Good Hope Laing Semillon 2014

Olifants River, South AfricaFrom Henk Laing's farm, Trekpoort, on Cistrusdal's Skurfberg Mountain, this semillon is made from 50+-year-old bush vines, almost one metre tall, planted on red sand and clay in between indigenous rooibos, fynbos, and apricot trees. Whole-bunch pressed, it is fermented in stainless before six months in neutral, large French oak. Sharp and salted, with lemon, melon, roasted pinenuts, dried papaya, sharpened with a reductive edge. There's a slick of oily lees riding out the palate, in true aged semillon style. Beauty presence, filling the glass and your memory only 13 degrees alcohol.Tasted: 15 September 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 25.00 private wine shops Producer: Anthonij RupertDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Grape: SémillonCSPC: 195473UPC: 6009800071573