Categorie archieven: In de pers

Platter’s 2018 over Bushmanspad Estate

Bushmanspad Estate Shiraz 2015 (85 pts) Ripe & well-constructed 2015, with dash mourvèdre, expresses conducive vintage with convincing morello cherries, hint of pepper.   Bushmanspad Estate Red Gold Blend 2015 (85 pts) 5-way Bordeaux/shiraz mix, 2015 has deep, dark fruit, plenty of body, velvety tannins. Ripe & substantial, showing ageing potential.   Bushmanspad Estate Cabernet […]

Platter’s 2018 over Genevieve Méthode Cap Classique

Genevieve Méthode Cap Classique Blanc de Blancs Brut 2012 (87 pts) 2012 chardonnay sparkler rewards with more fruit, richness & finer, persistent mousse than sibling. Stonefruit & brioche flavours, with freshness, finesse & length.   Genevieve Méthode Cap Classique Blanc de Blancs Zero Dosage 2012 (84 pts) Leaner, food-styled 2012 chardonnay bubbly, zero dosage, 4 years […]

Platter’s 2018 over Thorne & Daughters Wines

Thorne & Daughters Wines Rocking Horse 2016 (94 pts) 2016 sextet reflects ripeness (just 13% alcohol), texture with earthy, orange/citrus subtleties. A pithy tension enlivens gentle silkiness, lengthens flavours. Semillon, chardonnay, roussanne with clairette, drops chenin & viura forge harmonious whole.   Thorne & Daughters Wines Paper Kite Old Vine Semillon 2016 (93 pts) Outstanding […]

Platter’s 2018 over Springfontein Wine Estate

Limestone Rocks range   Springfontein Wine Estate Whole Lotta Love 2014 (93 pts) Dark, brooding Cape Blend 2014 delights with surprisingly elegant blackberries, liquorice & perfume hints, chewy tannins & fresh acidity in strong support. Excellent structure for ageing but very enjoyable now. Mainly pinotage with petit verdot & shiraz.   Springfontein Wine Estate Dark […]

Platter’s 2018 over Julien Schaal

Julien Schaal Confluence Chardonnay 2016 (95 pts) Complex mélange of spice, marmalade & cream from Upper Hemel-en-Aarde fruit. 2016 () succulent & rich yet reined-in & firm, oak (25% new, as next) beautifully knit. Textured, layered & richly rewarding. Deserves time, like 2015.   Julien Schaal Evidence Chardonnay 2016 (93 pts) Taut, precise grapefruit & […]

Platter’s 2018 over Leeu Passant

Leeu Passant CWG Auction Reserve Old Vines Cinsault 2015 (93 pts) From 91 year old Franschhoek bushvines. Careful cellar handling in 2015 to allow fruit expression: morello cherries, crystallised violets, scrub, earth, all uncommon scents but this wine is individual. Sleek, masterly balance, timeless. Old oak, rest 30% new. <<2 flessen beschikbaar!>>   Leeu Passant Dry […]

Platter’s 2018 over The Great South African Wine Company

The Great White 2015 (93 pts) Naturally made, elegant 2015 from various Stellenbosch areas – 62% sauvignon, 28% semillon, 10% chenin. The blend works beautifully: hints of ripe stonefruit; a green note & citric freshness adding to the vibrancy articulating the supple weight. Oaking (20% new) just right.   The Great Red 2015 (87 pts) […]