In the most recent South African wine report by Tim Atkin (British Master of Wine) BLANKbottle My Koffer 2012 received 93 points out of 100, BLANKbottle The White Bomb got 93 points and BLANKbottle Moment of Silence 2012 scored 92 points.
I personally, have never met him but he is one of the few in the professional wine world that takes the time to try and understand what I do with BLANKbottle and that I appreciate very much Mr. Atkin. This is what he had to say about the 3 wines:
BLANKbottle My Koffer 2012
A wine that is starting to develop a following among lovers of Cape Cinsaut (a small, but growing band of enthusiasts), this Breedekloof red combines floral, rose petal scents with subtle oak, refreshing acidity and red cherry, pomegranate and wild strawberry flavours.
BLANKbottle Moment of Silence 2012
A Wellington blend of Chenin with 30% Chardonnay and 10% Viognier, this is another stellar blend from this left field operation. Complex, leesy and subtle, showing notes of white flowers, cox’s apple and apricot, underpinned by acidity. The oak handling is brilliant here.
BLANKbottle The White Bomb NV
Western Cape (15.5%)
It’s not easy to keep up with the names and changing styles in Pieter Walser’s eccentric range, but that’s part of the pleasure. This is a blend of Viognier with 10% Chenin. It’s richy, creamy and intense, with hints of ginger spice and orange peel and just enough acidity for balance. Drink: 2014-17
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