Friday, November 20, 2009

2007 Steenberg Vineyards Constantia Semillon 86+ Points

Ripe white peach, hints of vanilla, apricot and smoke. Peppery, complex crisp structure, almost oily, long minerally juicy finish. A huge step above the 2004, 2005,2006, as it is cleaner, with better defined fruit expression and purity, excellent structure for cellaring.
Vinified by Ruth Penfolds, certainly a feminine touch here, would be interesting to see if this style will be followed and maintain,as Ruth is not part of the winemaking team anymore.
Now until 2012