Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sequillo White by Eben Sadie Swartland 2009 87 - 89 Points

Sequillo White by Eben Sadie Swartland 2009 87 - 89 Points

Clear, day bright with yellow reflections, medium plus concentration, medium viscosity, no gas.

Clean, medium plus intensity with notes of fragantly ripe Golden delicious apples, citrus medley such as tangerines and pink grapefruit, green and candied pineapples, sundried apricot, orange and jasmin blossom and honey.

Delicate stony white minerals, grilled pine nuts, subtly oaked, probably a combination of older fill French oak barrels plus some new, complex and layered.

Dry with some residual sugar, closer to off dry actually, medium plus acidity keep the wine in check, medium plus alcohol, new flavours of juicy white peaches, apples follows through and camomille infusion, herbal "tisane" complexity, ripe and powerful, yet remained focus and elegant, slight phenolic extraction dissipates with food, medium plus complexity and medium plus lenght, persistent aftertaste.

For maximum aromatic and mouthfeels expression, it is advisable to decant / aerate and served "fresh" rather than chilled at around 14 degrees Celsius, paired with a pot roasted pork shoulder, rubbed in Asian 5 spices, white wine, dark soya sauce and honey served with gratinated broccoli florets and whole Portabellini mushroomsm, now until 2019, if cellared under optimum conditions.

The wine was tasted over a period of 48 hours.

47 barrels productions, 100% Swartland district fruit, blend of mostly old bush vines Chenin Blanc, with 20 % Grenache Blanc, 10% Roussanne, 10% Viognier.

A must for any well respected wine lists.