Sequillo White Blend 2013
An absolute beast of wine in the most exquisite and beautiful clothing. Prepare to be blown away this is epic stuff....
Grape: Chenin Blanc blend
Region: Swartland, South Africa
Made by one of South Africa’s, and the Swartland specifically, leading lights of winemaking, Eben Sadie. This is a field blend from the Swartland region of South Africa. The blend is a bit of mouthful, but in all its glory there’s a bit of all of these grapes in the mix; Chenin Blanc,Clairette Blanche, Viognier, Verdelho, Semillon Blanc and Semillon Gris. Told you! Chenin Blanc is the main component and it shows this tremendous honeyed melon depth, but its anything but simple and the freshness of the verdelho and Semillon keep it light on its feet. The oak they use is all about adding texture not flavour so the barrels tend to be between 10-20 years old. Hugely interesting wine that shouts about the varieties that thrive in the Swartland region.
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Full flavoured whites such as top end white burgundy,
At its best
Remove from the fridge 20 minutes before serving in massive glasses. Decant in advance if you have the tools!
Rich monkfish dishes. Can definitely handle full flavoured chicken dishes and well spiced food
Neil Martin, The Wine Advocate (Issue 209)
"The 2012 Sequillo White is the usual gallimaufry of white varieties chosen by Eben Sadie. It has an elegant bouquet that demands some coaxing from the glass: melted candle wax, damp straw and a touch of dried pineapple and smoke emerging with time. The palate is well-balanced with a crisp, apricot and yellow plum entry. There is superb tension here and the finish is very harmonious and long in the mouth. This is a delicious white Swartland wine. Drink: 2013-2018. 92 points"