Thorne and Daughters "Rocking Horse" 2015
|Country: South africa
Producer: Thorne and daughters
|Bottle Size: 75cl
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This multi-regional white blend takes its name from the wooden rocking horse that John lovingly made for his daughters out of old oak barrel staves.
Tasting note: Honeysuckle, sweet meadow herbs, pear and fennel. Leesy, creme anglaise and tangerine peel. Totally entrancing.
33% Roussanne, 23% Semillon, 18% Chenin Blanc, 20% Chardonnay and 6% Clairette.
John Thorne Seccombe and his photographer wife Tasha began their winemaking adventure sharing space with fellow 'young guns' and friends Chris and Suzaan Alheit. Both now use cellar space at Gabriëlskloof in the Cape's South Coast region just outside Bot River, and pick grapes from extraodinary sites all over the Western Cape.
'John Seccombe of Thorne & Daughters seems to have a particularly refined aesthetic when it comes to winemaking and its thrilling to watch it gain greater elucidation with each passing vintage. Sourced from various sites around the Western Cape. An unadulterated grape-like quality to the nose and palate. Also subtle notes of dried herbs, lime, lemon and stone fruit. Appears lighter and more delicate than the stellar 2014 but is unquestionably a seamless wine with real zip. So primary now, it should not be broached for at least 12 months.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 93/100
"Nutty and acacia blossom. Crumpled-tissue-paper-fine texture. Pears and white peach but not much fruit sweetness. A delicate skein of wild-grass spiciness and fennel tea leaf with an underbelly of vanilla cream. Neat finish. " Jancis Robinson
"Seduction in a glass" Greg Sherwood MW
Platter Guide 5 Stars.