Buitenverwachting Husseys Vlei Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Does local Sauvignon Blanc get drunk too young? The Buitenverwachting Husseys Vlei Sauvignon Blanc 2010, which won gold at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show in 2011, was still alive  when broached last night but quite hard work. On the nose, green bean and some low-level reduction but also some age-derived honey. The palate revealed […]

November 8, 2013
by Christian
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Steenberg Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc

The challenge for wine marketers is how to move wine away from being the special interest of a particular few and towards popular culture. Steenberg in Constantia have launched a new product which features 1) bubbles, 2) easy-to-understand Sauvignon Blanc , 3) funky packaging and 4) is relatively attainable at R95 a bottle. The Sparkling […]

October 29, 2013
by Christian
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Hermit on the Hill The White Knight 2009

On Sunday, a blind tasting exploring top-end Sauvignon Blanc. [Please note: This was a informal affair conducted among friends. The scores below are my own.] All wines from the 2009 vintage, all bar the Hermit on the Hill single property wines, some single variety and others Sauvignon-dominated blends, some unwooded and others wooded. What insights? […]

October 15, 2013
by Christian
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KWV The Mentors Sauvignon Blanc 2012 – Darling vs. Stellenbosch

In the case of the 2012 vintage, KWV will be releasing two versions of Sauvignon Blanc under its top-end The Mentors label. Tasting them next to each other certainly makes terroir more relevant than usual and as to which one you prefer will depend on your affinity for pyrazine character. The Mentors Sauvignon Blanc 2012 […]

September 26, 2013
by Christian
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Waterkloof Sauvignon Blanc 2010

It says something about the Sauvignon Blanc from Waterkloof on the slopes of the Schapenberg that I’ve written about it as often as I have. I liked the 2008 well enough here, was blown away by the 2009 here and then was underwhelmed by it here and most recently was confounded by the 2012 here. […]

September 17, 2013
by Christian
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Nitida Club Select Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Some time in bottle has done the Club Select Sauvignon Blanc 2012 from Nitida in Durbanville good (price: R115 a bottle). This cuvée is apparently intended to highlight the pyrazine-derived green pepper character of the variety and while this was the case when I encountered it a year ago, I think some of the more […]

July 31, 2013
by Christian
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Cape Point Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2009

The opening of some wines is more fraught than others – perhaps I hoped for too much from our bottle of Cape Point Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2009 last night but it turned out to be vaguely disappointing. 10% barrel fermented and nine months on the lees, alcohol by volume 14%, this was no shrinking […]

June 20, 2013
by Christian
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Groot Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2012 vs. Lomond Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Last night Groot Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2012 up against Lomond Sauvignon Blanc 2012, the former winner of the Constantia Trophy, the South African Sauvignon Blanc Trophy and the South African White Trophy at this year’s International Wine Challenge and the latter awarded a gold medal at the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon. The Groot Constantia (R106 […]

June 7, 2013
by Christian
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