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2017 Thorne & Daughters Rocking HorseBlend from South Africa

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"Rocking Horse is our cornerstone wine & 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 ...

  • 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 & firm acidity. Lemon oil, yellow apple, thyme & vanilla flavors create an alluring mix, while minerally details impart lift & range. Roussanne, Chenin Blanc, Semillon, Clairette Blanche & Chardonnay. Drink now through 2027. Only 1,100 cases made, 150 cases imported".

Product Description:

"Rocking Horse is our cornerstone wine & 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 & 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, & sweet dried herbs. In the mouth, the wine starts broad & rich, resolving into a keen line of acidity supported by a gentle tannin with flavours of burnt sugar, orange flower & 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