|Tim Atkin MW Special South Africa Report 2020: 95 points|
|Platter's Wine Guide 2021: 4.5 stars|
|Neal Martin for Vinous.com (Reviewed April 2021): 92 points|
£29.95 per bottle
Thorne and Daughters Paper Kite is a wonderful expression of old vine South African Semillon, and is sourced from a 56 year-old vineyard in the Swartland. These old clones of Semillon (including a tiny amount of Semillon Gris dotted about the vineyards) deliver an expression of Semillon that is very much at odds with the modern, aromatic clones. The wines they produce are hauntingly beautiful and difficult to define. The wine is rich, textured and complex, with aromas of soft dry grass, jasmine and quince whilst the palate shows a saline minerality with flavours of barley and persimmon.
One of the key heritage varietals in South Africa is Semillon, a grape variety that the modern wine industry was practically built on, but which now finds itself as a small presence in the viticultural landscape here.
|Producer||Thorne and Daughters|
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