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Sparkling Wine of the year – Jewel Box
8th September 2016

Silverthorn The Green Man 2014 –30 August 2016

If vertical tastings are rare, then bubbly verticals are almost unheard of but John and Karen Loubser of Silverthorn Wines did precisely that yesterday showing the 2007 to 2014 of their Blanc de Blancs The Green Man and the 2009 to 2012 of their special cuvee Jewel Box.

The Green Man, from grapes grown on the Loubsers’ Robertson farm, was first made in 2004 and has become one of South Africa’s leading examples. A key take-out from the vertical is that the wine generally becomes more complex but arguably less racy and vivid with time on cork… read article online