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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) […]

Platter’s 2018 over Pella / Super Single Vineyards

Super Single Vineyards Mount Sutherland Continental Wines Syrah 2013 (93 pts) Alluring & complex 2013 true to its extreme high-altitude vineyard: ripe & packed with flavour but boasts cool blackberry, iron & black pepper notes. Sympathetically aged in older oak; like 2012, will reward the patient.   Pella Coastal Wines Thomas Se Dolland Pinotage 2013 […]

Platter’s South African Wine Guide vijf sterren 2017

De resultaten van Platter’s 2017 zijn bekend. Vijf wijnen uit mijn portfolio kregen de hoogste score ***** Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Pinot Noir 2015 CWG Auction Reserve Seadragon Pinot Noir 2015 Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2015 Mullineux Straw Wine 2015 37,5 cl Thorne and Daughters Rocking Horse White Blend 2015 Met als extra prijs […]