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Silverthorn The Green Man 2012

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Whizzy fizz.
Whizzy fizz.

The 2010 vintage of The Green Man was rated 5 Stars in the 2014 edition of Platter’s, the 2011 was judged best sparkling wine, best white wine and joint best wine overall at the Six Nations Wine Challenge earlier this year and the 2012 sees this rich vein of form continue.

From Roberston Chardonnay, a small portion was barrel fermented and the wine spent 30 months on the lees before being degorged. Total production was 7 000 bottles.

The nose shows a slight note of reduction which suits the wine as well as citrus, green apple and a hint of brioche. The palate possesses well delineated fruit, a fantastic line of acidity and a fine, gentle mousse providing a wonderfully creamy sensation in the mouth. This is really precise Cap Classique. Wine Cellar price: R195 a bottle.

Score: 92/100.

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