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Packwood Sauvignon Blanc 2012


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According to a recent report on iOL, the website of Independent Newspapers, “Condom sales soar(ed) as matrics invade Plett” but did the invasion of school-leaving party-goers lead to an increase in wine purchases from producers in the area?

Plettenberg Bay became an official district in terms of the Wine of Origin Scheme in 2005 and Platter’s 2014 includes six wineries on the relevant map: Andersons, Bramon, LuKa, Packwood, Plettenvale and Newstead.

For the last few years, I’ve got to review Packwood for Platter’s. On the outskirts of the Knysna forest, it’s a country estate owned by Peter and Vicky Gent originally from England, complete with accommodation, a herd of dairy cows and vineyard, Teddy Hall consulting as winemaker.

The Sauvignon Blanc 2012 (R510 per six-bottle case) is rated 4 Stars in the current edition of the guide and shows plenty of tropical fruit with tangy acidity lending balance. Even your average 18-year-old might like it.


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