The vineyards for the Damascene Franschhoek Sémillon 2018 were planted in 1942 and 1962, with the majority of the fruit coming from the latter. A blend of blanc and gris, bright aromatics of fresh citrus and white blossom peel off to reveal layers of honeyed stone fruit as well as a dense, savoury lanolin note. The palate is creamy and round with pithy grapefruit joining apricot and peach at its crystalline core. The acidity is a taut line, along which crushed stone and smoky roasted hazelnut stretch into a lengthy, oily finish.