Platter * * * * ½ – Everything one would expect in an Elgin sauvignon: neither lean nor overtly tropical, saline minerality & granadilla fruit. 2018’s smidgen old-oak-fermented semillon gives extra weight, breadth. Impressive follow-up to standout 2017 (5 stars, 95 pts).
Fruit aromas of passion fruit, white peach and litchi with a slight herbaceous undertone. Flavours of passion fruit persist on the palate, particularly granadilla, lemons, white pear, gooseberry and a lovely saline finish that reminds one of fresh oyster shells or sea salt.
Serve chilled with salmon fillets and caper-berry salad.
Alcohol : 13.50 % vol
TA : 6.2 g/l
Sugar : 2.1 g/l
pH : 3.30