Ashbourne Sandstone 2008
By Christian Eedes, 10 December 2013
According to influential US magazine Wine Spectator, the 2008 vintage of white blend Sandstone under Anthony Hamilton Russell’s Ashbourne label is one of the top 100 wines of 2013 with a score of 93/100.
At the launch of the Cape Vintner Classification association yesterday, a chance to taste this wine was afforded. A blend of 77% Sauvignon Blanc, the rest Chardonnay and Semillon, I was left largely unmoved. Lime and lemon plus a definite herbal edge. Lean and fresh with a saline finish. In its favour, pure fruited and still very primary but hardly the best white blend in the country. R150 a bottle.