Thorne & Daughters beoordelingen door Jamie Goode

Thorne & Daughters Cat’s Cradle Chenin Blanc 2017 Swartland, South Africa
This is from a vineyard in the Paardeberg planted in 1979. Bush vine Chenin on granite soils. It’s taut and mineral with lovely spiciness, some pear fruit, and good acidity. There’s a lovely fine-grained mouthfeel to this wine. Superb. 94/100 (09/18)

Thorne & Daughters Rocking Horse 2017 South Africa
This is a Cape white blend with lovely focus and structure. Very fine with good acidity and concentration, showing precision as well as weight. Mandarin, pear and lemon notes with a grapefruit freshness on the finish. Fine, bright and pure. 94/100 (09/18)

Thorne and Daughters Rocking Horse 2016 South Africa
One third Rousanne with Semillon and Chardonnay, as well as a dollop of Chenin and Clairette. Very aromatic and taut with spicy grapefruit character, a fresh palate and great concentration of complex citrus fruits. There’s richness here as well as freshness. Lovely stuff. 95/100 (10/17)

Thorne & Daughters Paper Kite Old Vine Semillon 2017 Swartland, South Africa
This is Semillon Blanc and a little bit of Semillon Gris (pink-skinned) from a Paardeberg vineyard planted in 1963. It’s the farm owned by Franziska Wickens called Kweperfontein. It has real delicacy with fresh, fine lemony fruit and amazing texture. Unfiltered this year, it’s a lovely wine of great precision and delicacy. 95/100 (09/18)

Thorne & Daughters Tin Soldier Semillon (Gris) 2017 Stellenbosch, South Africa
The grapes are destemmed into poly bins and have a couple of punch downs a day, and a ton was done whole bunch. This is powerful and expressive, pure and detailed, with amazing finesse as well as purity and interest. It’s a little bit saline with some aniseed hints, and has an amazing mouthfeel, finishing with some green tea notes. Profound and detailed. 96/100 (09/18)

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Een reactie op “Thorne & Daughters beoordelingen door Jamie Goode

  1. Jan Willem van Ee zegt:

    I attended the winemakers dinner at the restaurant Bentinck in Amerongen on 27th of November 2019. On the table were these wines from Thorne & Daughters. These are not wines that blaze you away. They are subtle and gentle. What happened during the dinner is that the quality of the wines brought to the fore the quality of the foods and vice versa. The marriage of food and wine was perfect, and had an emergent quality of completeness that cannot be accounted to either of the parts. I left having the feeling that something special had happened. A most perfect evening!

    Jan Willem van Ee

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