Cape Mentelle Wallcliffe Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Here comes another benchmark Wallcliffe, at once seductively seamless and silky and at the same time bracingly structured. Fermented in one-third new French oak barrels, it’s a captivating interplay of remarkable complexity, encased in a beautifully polished and seamless shell, spanning coffee beans, capsicum, hazelnuts, preserved lemon, even linden blossom. The palate is the epitome of honed restraint, remarkable poise and lively energy, held firmly in place with deep-set acid grip and a finish that never seems to end. $32 at Stewarts.