When will general appreciation for aged Sauvignon Blanc take hold in the market place? About the same time as Riesling attracts a meaningful popular following, I would guess. Regardless, the 2012 vintage of Buitenverwachting Husseys Vlei Sauvignon Blanc which winemaker Brad Paton showed at a media lunch yesterday was knock-out.
A very wide spectrum of aromas – everything from green bean and fresh herbs through Granny Smith apple, black currant and granadilla. The palate meanwhile had good weight as well as zesty acidity, the finish long and dry. A wine very much of a particular place. The 2016 is set for release shortly and will sell for around R150 a bottle.
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