Thorne & Daughters 'Snakes & Ladders'
Yields were tiny in 2019 at only 2.2 tons per hectare, but this small parcel of Sauvignon Blanc on Basie van Lill's celebrated farm has produced a stunning first release. Previously sold to a co-operative, it has made something special in John Seccombe's hands. Tangy, reductive and saline, with notes of kelp and rock pools, some subtle wood and plenty of underlying extract. 2021-24 95 pts Tim Atkin MW South Africa 2020 Special Report 'White Wine Discovery of the Year' Sauvignon Blanc 'Wines of the Year'