Diemersdal Eight Rows Sauvignon Blanc 2014

By , 9 August 2014

Diemersdal Eight Rows Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Diemersdal Eight Rows Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Wowza.

Just when it appeared Klein Constantia were running away with the game when it comes to top-end Sauvignon Blanc, Thys Louw of Diemersdal produces an a superlative Eight Rows 2014 (R130 a bottle).

It’s a complex but elusive wine. Guava, lime, white peach, white pepper, talcum powder, perhaps a hint of gunsmoke. Cucumber is about as “green” as it gets. Nothing obvious – quite haunting which is not something you typically expect of Sauvignon Blanc.

The palate meanwhile shows striking fruit purity and invigorating acidity – it’s delicate and austere and just wonderful to drink. Oh so young now, I can’t wait to see it again in six months’ time and then a year and then two years and then five years…

Score: 94/100.

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