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JIKKEN BARERU EXPERIMENTAL BARRELS SAUVIGNON BLANC 2019 WO Western Cape
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer THE FLEDGE & CO
This NEW in Vintages well-priced W 2019 blend of 95% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Semillon from the regions Bottelary in Stellenosch (40%) and Western Cape regions of Agulhas (40%) and Elgin (15%) has a bright very pale straw colour. Coming in a screwcap closure, the rather complex nose still has some reductive notes when initially opened along with peppery, slightly salty, herbal fragrances layered over lemon-apple meringue fruit. Itís very dry, medium to medium-light bodied, slightly spicy, peppery, somewhat herbaceous with lemon-apple meringue flavours followed up by a very crisp, somewhat complex, high acid, still youthful, lingering finish. The name is a bit confusing as the wine never sees wood - itís cold fermented in stainless steel and bottled after five months on the fine lees. It has 13% alcohol and 1.6 g/L residual sugar with lot number L19241B5 on the back label. The small lot Experimental Barrels series can move to different vineyards/regions from year to year. Only 10,500 bottles of 2019 were produced. CSPC 21157
Type White Table Wine
Agent Lus Oca
Country South Africa
Region
Rating **/**+(88 points)
Tangy, Spicy, Lemon-Apple
LCBO Text Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: Leon Coetzee and Margaux Nel use a Champagne yeast to produce this enjoyable blend of Sauvignon Blanc with 5% Semillon, making the most of a long, cool fermentation. Using fruit from Agulhas, Bottelary and Elgin, it's a racy, saline, white pepper and elderflower style with a mouth-watering finish. Drink date: 2020-2023. Score - 90. (Tim Atkin, MW, timatkin.com, South Africa Special Report 2020) Price $ 15.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - January 8, 2022
Cases bought 200 (6 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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