Celestina Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2021
By Christian Eedes, 15 February 2023
Cape Town specialist wine retailer Caroline Rillema and husband Ray Kilian own a 3.5ha property near Cape South Coast village of Baardskeerdersbos, the resulting wines designated as W.O. Cape Agulhas.
In the case of the 2021, the wine was made at Black Oystercatcher in Elim, the blend made up of 60% Sauvignon Blanc and 40% Semillon, these crushed together before maturation lasting 10 months in older barrels.
The wine is a quintessential example of what this area produces with the nose showing lime, green apple, white peach, hay and fresh herbs while the palate has a dense core of fruit, arresting acidity and an intensely savoury finish. Striking in its purity and drive. Price: R195 a bottle.
CE’s rating: 91/100.
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