De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2007
By Christian Eedes, 3 June 2013
“Sauvignon Blanc gets drunk too young,” is an oft-heard lament from winemakers who champion the grape. Having recently tried the Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2009, which caused me to think it hadn’t been drunk young enough, a bottle of the even older Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2007 from De Grendel in Durbanville.
A wine positioned very much at the green end of the flavour spectrum with notes of green bean, green pepper, fynbos and perhaps some lime, it still had great composure with crisp acidity and a long, dry finish. Nothing “soupy” about it.