Elgin Vintners The Century Sauvignon Semillon 2016
This white Bordeaux blend (65% Sauvignon Blanc / 35% Semillon) named the Century immediately draws the eye with its clear, brilliant light yellow colour still tinged with green. The wine leads with inviting aromas of pear drops, mango, fennel and ripe figs with a subtle touch of waxy lanolin imparted by the inclusion of Semillon. “Wow factor” entry onto the palate where luxurious sun-ripened golden delicious apples and quince inter-twine with an oyster shell mineral core, a generous creaminess and harmonious acidity. A satisfying wine, displaying textured layers of fruit which linger indulgently. Whilst this wine drinks extremely well now it is expected to develop even greater complexity with further maturation. The Century 2016 achieves both elegance and boldness making it a worthy pairing with fresh oysters, pan seared kingklip with a creamy walnut cheese sauce, pulled lemon and herb chicken, asparagus in a rich béarnaise sauce or crisply roasted duck.