What gives Sauvignon Blanc its broad popular appeal can also be its undoing in that those piercing aromatics and flavours combined with crisp, occasionally seering acidity make it a bit monotonous.
Trizanne Barnard of Trizanne Signature Wines somehow always manages to make a version that manages to be quintessentially true to the variety without being tedious. The 2018 from Elim fruit is “green” in the best sense – the nose is marked by bell pepper, green melon, lime and some herbal lift but also a little white peach. The palate has a good core of fruit, nicely coated acidity and a savoury finish. Not without weight and texture but also plenty of snap, crackle and pop (alcohol: 13.17%). Wine Cellar price: R110 a bottle.
Editor’s rating: 91/100.
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