Trizanne Signature Wines Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2018
By Christian Eedes, 2 March 2021
Do wines change in bottles? The Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2018 from Trizanne Signature Wines was first reviewed on this site nearly 18 months ago as part of the Sauv-Sem Blend/Wooded Sauvignon Blanc Report 2019. It rated 91 points on the 100-point scale whereas the Reserve Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2017 from the same producer, also in the line-up, rated 93.
The 2018 is now set for commercial release (R225 a bottle) and is drinking very well indeed. It’s a blend of 64% Sauvignon Blanc and 36% Semillon (compared to the 2017 which consisted of 52% Sem and 48% Sauvignon Blanc) and some bottle maturation has allowed it to knit and unfurl.
The nose shows lime, white peach, herbs and elderflower plus a hint of waxiness while the palate has great purity and focus – it’s concentrated and smooth textured in the best sense but equally possesses a great line of acidity. The density of fruit is impressive, the clarity and drive compelling.
CE’s rating: 94/100.
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