The Fledge & Co. Jikken Bareru new releases
By Christian Eedes, 11 April 2020
Jikken Bareru (Japenese for “Experimental Barrels”) is a range of wines from Boplaas winemaker Margaux Nel and Leon Coetzee of The Fledge and Co. intended for everyday drinking. Tasting notes and ratings for two new releases as follows:
Nel & Coetzee Bosstok Steen 2019
Grapes sourced from two Swartland and one Stellenbosch vineyards. The nose shows top notes of blossom and hay before citrus, peach and a little guava plus a hint of reduction. The palate is lithe and flavour-packed – lovely fruit definition and perky acidity, the finish nicely pithy. Terrific quality relative to price.
CE’s rating: 92/100.
Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Grapes sourced variously from Stellenbosch, Elgin and Agulhas. Includes 5% Semillon. Some reduction before lime and green apple with some blossom in the background. Pure fruit and fresh acidity on the palate – good focus and balance, this is nicely understated and makes for very pleasant drinking.
CE’s rating: 89/100.
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