Klein Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2013

December 8, 2013
by Christian
in What I Drank Last Night
with 0 Comments

On target.

On target.

Klein Constantia MD Hans Astrom, incumbent since the change of ownership in 2011, is on record as saying he’s intent on “stirring the sleeping beauty” and together with winemaker Matt Day, some top wines are already emerging.

Following on from the much lauded Perdeblokke Sauvignon Blanc 2012 come the Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2013 (R115 a bottle). “2013 was a very interesting year for Sauvignon Blanc at Klein Constantia. A different ripening season lead to higher degrees of phenological ripeness… at a much later stage than previous years,” reads the fact sheet and there are few more compelling examples of Sauvignon Blanc around.

The nose is extraordinarily primary – some citrus blossom and the vaguest note of reduction, which is a point of interest more than anything else. On the palate, a hint of lime, white peach and the tiniest amount of white pepper. Juicy and plush upfront but coming to a point on the finish. Breadth and depth but not weighty. Really precise – it’s certainly not lean and green but nor is it confected as Sauvignon can sometimes become when extra ripeness is sought.

Score: 91/100.

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