Iona Sauvignon Blanc 2014
By Christian Eedes, 22 October 2014
Last night the annual White Wine Review hosted by Cape Town retailer Caroline’s Fine Wine Cellar at the Table Bay Hotel. A stand-out wine for me was the Sauvignon Blanc 2014 from Iona in Elgin.
Harvest was late by South African standards, stretching from mid-March to early April and the benefits of this are clear with the wine showing plenty of properly ripe fruit.
A lovely nose of predominantly grapefruit but also blossom, lime and granadilla plus some pleasant reduction.
The palate, meanwhile, is full but balanced. It’s a very sexy wine with great purity and freshness. Caroline’s Fine Wine Cellar price: R140