Silverthorn current releases
By Christian Eedes, 30 September 2020
News from Silverthorn in Robertson where John and Karen Loubser specialize in the production of Cap Classique is that they will soon be releasing a new cuvée from old-vine Colombard to be called River Dragon. In the meantime, they are offering a 15% discount on their wines to thank customers for their support during lockdown – offer valid until 31 December. Stand-out wines at a recent tasting were:
Silverthorn The Green Man 2017
100% Robertson Chardonnay. 10% barrel fermented, 33 months on the lees. A touch of reduction before citrus, an intriguing herbal note and just a little yeasty complexity on the nose. The palate displays great purity and concentration of fruit to go with racy acidity and a fine mousse. As ever, wonderfully precise.
CE’s rating: 93/100.
Silverthorn Jewel Box 2016
70% Robertson Chardonnay and 30% Darling Pinot Noir. 100% barrel fermented, 48 months on the lees. Includes some 10% reserve wine. A complex nose that seems surprisingly Pinot dominated – red fruit, mushroom, some earthiness and some yeasty complexity. The panel, meanwhile, is rich and full with a creamy mousse, the finish savoury. Full of flavour but not quite the same energy as its counterpart above.
CE’s rating: 92/100.
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