The Giant Periwinkle Blanc Fumé 2016

By , 5 June 2017

The Giant Periwinkle Blanc Fumé 2016

Free to go.

Pierre Rabie, an advocate by profession, pleads the case of wooded Sauvignon in his spare time – he’s made his Blanc Fum

é

from Elim grapes since the 2013 vintage and his 2016 is his best yet.

Barrel fermented and matured in old oak for some five months, the nose shows a top note of dried herbs before white peach, grapefruit and black currant. The palate shows super-concentrated fruit and riveting acidity before a savoury finish. Just as expressive as the 2015, it seems that much better balanced. Price: R200 a bottle.

Editor’s rating: 94/100.

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