Muratie Laurens Campher 2014
By Christian Eedes, 13 July 2015
The white blend that is Laurens Campher from Stellenbosch property seems to get more serious with each passing vintage. The 2014 is a blend of 46% Chenin Blanc, 27% Sauvignon Blanc, 19% Verdelho and 8% Viognier and it was matured for eight months in 500-litre French oak barrels, 40% new.
The wine shows lemon and peach, spice and even white pepper plus a subtle earthiness. It’s medium bodied and very flavourful , the various elements sort of unfurling in the mouth – lovely upfront fruit before a long, pithy finish. It’s always been an intriguing wine but this seems to have extra focus and precision. Price: R120 a bottle.
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