Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2018
A brilliant light hay with green edges. Fresh green lime, lemon sorbet, crisp cucumber aromas with hints of fresh cut lemongrass, pink peppercorn and wisteria blossom. A subtle saline character reminiscent of celery salt and sea spray entwines with pink grapefruit and tarragon notes. The palate characteristics burst forth with lemon and lime creating a compelling, zesty liveliness. In the mouth, the wine is medium in length displaying passionfruit, green apple skin and nectarine, with a creaminess that balances the mineral focused backbone, giving a lively lemon gelato richness. Hints of iodine and norfolk pine needle invoke the nearby coastal origin of this wine.
The winemakers recommend that the freshness of the wine is accentuated by chili tempura prawns atop a green mango salad, scallop cerviche with lime aioli drizzle or lightly fried greek haloumi cheese nestled on a summer green salad.
|James Suckling: 92|
|An attractive array of lemon and grassy notes with fresh wild herbs, leading to a palate that has such long, fine and flinty appeal, and some gravely notes to finish|