Platter * * * * ½ – Older-oak-fermented/aged white Bordeaux blend, equal partners sauvignon, semillon in 2017. Intense greenpepper & grass notes, vibrant cool-climate acidity, mineral conclusion with Granny Smith apple & citrus nuances. Advances fine form of 2016 (91 pts).
Overall, it displays the distinctive Cape Agulhas characteristics of lean raciness with great purity and energy. The Sauvignon Blanc is chiselled and grassy with hints of fig and lime zest. The Semillon adds a dimension of yellow fruits, palate weight and softens the edges. For those who like that cold climate clarity but love a Sauvignon slightly richer, this is the wine for them. It will mature beautifully in bottle.
50.4% Sauvignon Blanc and 49.6% Semillon
Serve with all fresh linefish, salty squid, chicken with a creamy sauce.
Alcohol : 14.50 % vol
TA : 7.1 g/l
Sugar : 2.04 g/l
pH : 3.26