BLANKBottle Im Hinterhofkabuff 2013
By Christian Eedes, 10 March 2015
W.O. Elgin. Name meaning “backyard shack” and a reference to winemaker Pieter Walser’s modest office. Lime, peach, a little spice and a hint of petrol on the nose. Intensely flavoured on the palate – concentrated fruit and zingy acidity. Quite bold for a Riesling – 14% alcohol by volume and the fact that it was fermented in old, large-format oak definitely contributes to its presence. Price: R115 a bottle.
BLANKbottle winemaker Pieter Walser designs his own labels and was winner of the Grand Prix at the inaugural Wine Label Design Awards.