Miles Mossop Wines Saskia 2009

April 23, 2012
by Christian
in What I Drank Last Night
with 0 Comments

Curvaceous.

Jaap-Henk Koelewijn, sommelier at Tokara restaurant in Stellenbosch, is a music nut. His take on the sudden rise to prominence after years of relative obscurity of American rock duo Black Keys? “They’re soft on the ear. Easy. The musical equivalent of Sauvignon Blanc”.

Much more to his taste is another American music pair The White Stripes (now disbanded). And wine counterpart? Perhaps Saskia 2009, the white blend which Tokara winemaker Miles Mossop makes as a side project, might be in the running as Koelewijn notes “backbone”.

Consisting of 71% Chenin Blanc and 29% Viognier, I noted white peach, spice, a hint of vanilla and an attractive leesy note on the nose and palate. It’s rich and textured, sweet on entry before a long, savoury finish. Lots of flavour intensity but perhaps not quite as punchy as The White Stripes. Score: 17/20.

Tagged , , , , ,

Share this post

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

SHOP ONLINE
winemag-storm
ADVERTISING
ADVERTISING
HOT AND HAPPENING
AEC v1.0.4
  • October 20, 2017Wine on the River
  • October 24, 2017Veritas Tasting
  • October 25, 2017RMB WineX
AEC v1.0.4
ADVERTISING
newlstter2 Get the biggest stories of the past fortnight sent directly to your inbox. subscribe
FACEBOOK
TWITTER
ADVERTISING
BE SAFE

Wine magazine was published from October 1993 until September 2011 & now lives on in digital form as Winemag.co.za. We cover everything to do with SA fine wine.

XSLT Plugin by Leo Jiang