Star Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2014

August 6, 2014
by Christian
in What I Drank Last Night
with 1 Comment
Assuming the high ground.

Assuming the high ground.

Star Hill vineyards are planted on the Tradouw Highlands, a plain 723m above sea level on the Langeberg mountains between Montagu and Barrydale and an official Wine of Origin designation.

Vinfication is by Robertson’s Lourens van der Westhuizen and he’s come up with a really smart Sauvignon Blanc 2014.

An entirely attractive herbal top note before a palate showing lime through granadilla. Really good concentration and bright acidity make for a really well balanced wine. Well worth seeking out – price: R75 a bottle.

Score: 89/100.

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  1. Colyn TruterAugust 6, 2014 at 8:42 amReply

    Thanks Christian,

    I think you will agree that the wine is still very closed up and need some time. If you have some left in the bottle, leave it for about 3 days and re-taste. Lourens said that this was by far the best Sauv Blanc grapes that he has received from them. We are excited to see how this wine develops over time.

    Star Hill basically owns that appellation and i believe with the right focus we cold create a great brand from a very unique piece of the Cape Winelands. Meyer Joubert said that his vineyards are almost 1000 feet below Star Hill’s…that’s something!!

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