Thorne & Daughters Rocking Horse 2019


95P Tim Atkin MW

Tasting note

” 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 “. John Seccombe

‘Roussanne, semillon, chardonnay, clairette & chenin make a seamless, complex whole in lightly rich & ripe, delicate but forceful 2018. Texture like rippling silk, shot through with fresh lemony acidity. Tantalising but satisfying to the long-lingering finish. Natural ferment & maturation in old oak, as for all these wines.’ – Platter’s Guide 2020, 5* (97/100)

‘Rocking Horse is a cuvée of grapes and areas, combining Roussanne, Semillon, Chardonnay, Clairette Blanche and Chenin Blanc from four different regions. Showing John Seccombe’s skills as a blender, it’s leesy, herbal and seamlessly balanced with spice, pear and oatmeal flavours and racy, stony acidity. 2020-25.’ – Tim Atkin SA Special Report 2019, 96/100

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