Le Bonheur The Weather Blocks Sauvignon Blanc 2018
By Christian Eedes, 14 December 2018
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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