The Sauvignon Blanc, labelled as Blanc Fumé, from Stellenbosch property Le Bonheur was much celebrated in the 1980s and new owner Advini is keen to re-establish the reputation of this variety from the property.
The 2018 is nicely put together. Including grapes from a 1977 block planted to the famed “weerstasie” clone, some 20% of the wine spent time in new oak. The nose shows lime, green melon, Granny Smith apple and grapefruit. The palate has a pleasing weight about it, not too lean and not too fat, the barrel maturation playing a constructive role tempering the variety’s usual greenness and adding texture but not influencing the aromatic or flavour profile too much. It’s a Sauvignon you want more than one glass of. Pick n Pay price: R100.
Editor’s rating: 90/100.
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