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Shannon Vineyards Semillon 2015

Shannon Vineyards Semillon 2015

For the freaks and geeks.

Shannon Vineyards in Elgin are one of those producers who serve the niche market segment that drinks single-variety Semillon and their 2015 is most accomplished. Grapes come from a 12-year-old block 0.5ha in size, juice fermented spontaneously, maturation lasting three months in 100% new oak.

A really complex nose of pear, yellow apple, white peach, just a hint of fresh herbs and subtle vanilla. The palate is rich and broad with soft but sufficient acidity. There’s really good fruit weight here and a little white pepper on the finish adds interest. Price: R195 a bottle.

#WinemagRating: 92/100.

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