Platter * * * * ½ – Barrel-fermented 2016 (4.5 stars), a 54/46 blend, old oaked 10 months, steps up with exceptional length & concentration of nettle, pepper & lime flavours, fine finish. While less taut & more approachable than 2015, has poised acidity, textured grip.
The Sauvignon brings deep, green fruit with a hint of lemon zest, whilst the Semillon adds depth and palate-weight. The oak plays no role other than aiding evolution into a well-integrated wine. Overall, it displays the typical Cape Agulhas characteristics of minerality, raciness and gentle acidity with a faint saltiness at the end.
54% Sauvignon Blanc and 46% Semillon
Serve with all fresh linefish, salty squid, chicken with a creamy sauce or fried pork chops.
Alcohol : 14.00 % vol
TA : 6.3 g/l
Sugar : 2.6 g/l
pH : 3.23