Lismore Sauvignon Blanc Barrel Fermented

Lismore Sauvignon Blanc Barrel Fermented

2017 Lismore Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc - 91+ PTS - WA

wa"On the nose, the 2017 Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc has bright fruit with a citrus core and minimal oak. On the palate, the wine begins with a rich mouthfeel and has texture for days. This is thoughtful winemaking at the forefront. The finish is long and contemplative with a lively tension to the mid-palate and ends with a soft nutty finish. This is a solid expression with a focus that lingers on the finish. We can expect great things to come from Lismore Estate. - Anthony Mueller"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #245, October 2019), 91+ pts

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2018 Lismore Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc - 95 PTS - TA

tim atkin logo 250"It wasn't easy to make world class Sauvignon Blancs in a vintage like 2018, but Sam O'Keefe managed it with some style. This is an equal blend of grapes from Greyton and Walker Bay with fermentation in concrete eggs and 500-litre wood, showing notes of kelp and rock pools, with stylish gunflint and grapefruit overtones. 2019-25 Cape South Coast (13%)"
- Tim Atkin (South Africa 2019 Special Report), 95 pts

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2017 Lismore Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc - 93 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"TThe 2017 Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc was matured 75% in 500-liter barrels and 25% in concrete eggs. This has a more vivacious and slightly more fruit-driven bouquet of yellow plum and light nectarine notes, complemented by touches of crushed stone and gooseberry. Perhaps one of the finest Sauvignon Blanc aromatics I have encountered this vintage. The palate is well balanced with gorgeous orange peel, light black currant and gooseberry notes, just about perfect acidity and a very precise, long finish. It is an outstanding follow-up to the 2016, perhaps even better.- Neal Martin"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (August 2018), 93 pts

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2016 Lismore Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc - 92 PTS - IWR

iwinereview"Redolent of cape gooseberries, lynches, and passion fruit, the Sauvignon Blanc reveals the Lismore estate terroir with firm minerality, mid-palate creaminess, and a chalky finish. Grown on the water-deprived top of the hill where the dryness creates a natural leaf-pulling, giving the maturing fruit exposure to the sun and rich, ripe flavors. 95%
barrel fermented (5% in eggs) and aged 11 months in oak with extended lees contact."
- International Wine Review (February 2018), 92 pts

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2015 Lismore Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc - 93 PTS - WM

winemag co za logo"Including 20% of grapes from Bot River on account of her own vineyards bearing a particularly small crop, the wine was fermented and matured for 11 months in older oak. The nose shows a floral top note before lime, blackcurrant and naartjie – all quite subtle and understated. The palate, meanwhile, is rich and full but beautifully balanced – concentrated fruit plus tangy acidity making for a seamless drinking experience."
- Winemag.co.za (March 2017), 93 pts

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2015 Lismore Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc -17.5/20 PTS - JR

jancis robinson logo"Spontaneous ferment in 300- to 500-litre neutral oak. Smoky and lightly reductive.
Herbal, fumy and enticing. This is gorgeous, has all the complexity of barrel-fermented Sauvignon and the freshness of an unoaked wine. More herbal than citrus, more complex than most Sauvignons, even than most barrel-fermented versions. Wild, herbal and fresh length. Superb wine. Might well age longer than this. Drink 2017-2021"
- Jancis Robison, "New Wave South Africa tasting" (October 2017)

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