Keyword impression with evolution in the glass:
dried thyme, wet wool, dried lemon, terpenes, yellow plum,nectarine, tart, pebbly
Aroma characteristics: Primary: young white flesh nectarine,hay, lime, green olive brine, chamomile, white pepper, whitepear, gooseberry, bruised apple, fennel, dill, some dried herbs. Secondary: key lime pie, flaky lemon pastry. Tertiary:wet earth, wet leaves, truffle
Dry, structured medium acidity, medium alcohol and medium body, albeit the power of this wine lies in its well-groomed texture, adding a flinty, pebbly minerality. Medium flavour intensity with bright notes of nartjie, quince and lemon. Persistent medium-plus finish.
Conclusion and tasting assessment
If the Bizoe Morningstar 2018 could speak, it would be remembered for its eloquence. The wine is beautifully articulated in its superb balance of acidity, fruit and alcohol,yet gentle in expressing its Darling-origin and cultivar typicity. Three different clones were interplanted that builds the inherent character Semillon to a crescendo of aroma and flavour.
Reticent at first with herbal notes of fennel, bay leaf, hay,and preserved lemon. It evolves in the glass with welcoming aromas of freshly cut nectarine, green pineapple, and orange blossom. A few years of bottle age certainly added a waxy texture to broaden its shoulders without compromising its brightness. Enjoy the wine as it opens uplike a wildflower at sunrise, reminiscent of fresh morning dew on camomile flowers. A pithy citrus character persists on the palate, and the tense acidity is poised on a taut,pebbly texture, carrying the wine in length and flavour. Trueto Semillon, the wine is persistent with an orange marmalade bitterness and salt flakes trailing on the finish.
Bizoe Morningstar Semillon 2018 – 90 Points Platter’s Guide 2021