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Delaire Coastal Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc 2011

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C'mon, summer!
C’mon, summer!

Yesterday being Spring Day and with the temperature in Cape Town nudging 30⁰ C, it seemed only appropriate to crack a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc as an aperitif. There are people who consider it infra dig but I’m not one of them, presuming what’s in the bottle isn’t ultra-green.

So what did we opt for? A bottle of Delaire Coastal Cuvée 2011, which won a FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 Award that year. 50% of the grapes came from Stellenbosch, 32% Durbanville, 14% Darling and the wine also includes 4% Franschhoek Semillon.

Lime, white peach, a touch of gunsmoke, some honey by virtue of time in bottle. A subtle fynbos top-note is about as “green” as it gets. Nice palate weight and coated acidity. In really good nick three years on from vintage.

Score: 91/100.

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