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2017 Thorne & Daughters Rocking HorseBlend from South Africa

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"Rocking Horse is our cornerstone wine and takes its name from a wooden rocking horse that we made for our daughters out of old oak barrel staves. This is our signature wine an...

  • 92 Wine Spectator
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About

92

"A seductive, medium-bodied white, with a corduroy texture, showing smoothness but also an intense salty streak and firm acidity. Lemon oil, yellow apple, thyme and vanilla flavors create an alluring mix, while minerally details impart lift and range. Roussanne, Chenin Blanc, Sémillon, Clairette Blanche and Chardonnay. Drink now through 2027. 1,100 cases made, 150 cases imported. — AZ"

Product Description:

"Rocking Horse is our cornerstone wine and takes its name from a wooden rocking horse that we made for our daughters out of old oak barrel staves. This is our signature wine and it is where all our work comes together to make our most complete wine.

The wine is composed from a number of carefully selected vineyard sites in the Western Cape. The aromas are of lime leaf, white peach, exotic woods, and sweet dried herbs. In the mouth, the wine starts broad and rich, resolving into a keen line of acidity supported by a gentle tannin with flavours of burnt sugar, orange flower and rooibos leaf." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 114665
Country South Africa
Region Coastal Region
Sub-Region Swartland
Ratings

92 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2017
Color White
ABV 13.54%
Varietal(s) Roussanne, Chenin Blanc, Semillon, Clairette, Chardonnay
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste herbal tea , wild flower , almond , apple , pear , crisp acid, honeysuckle, quince, melon, cantaloupe, fig, lemon, pear, saffron, grass, bell pepper, apple, spice, floral, peach, apricot, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla
Nose herb , tea , wild flower , apple, honeydew, iodine, grass, citrus, melon, kiwi, apricot, quince, honey, pineapple, cream, lemon, acidic, pear, peach, lime, orange, butter and vanilla