Constantia Uitsig Semillon 2014

By , 9 December 2015

Constantia Uitsig Semillon 2014, Constantia Uitsig Semillon 2014

Niche product.

Recently departed from Constantia Uitsig after 16 years of service, viticulturist and winemaker André Rousseau certainly went out with a bang, both his white blend and Semillon from the 2014 vintage being rated 5 Stars in Platter’s 2016.

The white blend is not yet released, but the Semillon (R145 a bottle) is very fine indeed. Made at Steenberg, it was barrel fermented and matured for seven months in 600-litre barrels, 15% new.

The nose shows lime, tangerine, thatch and lanolin while the palate is lean but not severe and really well balanced, the finish long and pithy. At 14.5% abv, it’s a little riper than the wine has tended to be in the past but still not short of freshness. Super stuff.

#WinemagRating: 93/100.


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