Buitenverwachting Husseys Vlei Sauvignon Blanc 2013
By Christian Eedes, 12 November 2014
Is there any more capricious human endeavour than farming? Buitenverwachting Husseys Vlei Sauvignon Blanc 2013 from Buitenverwachting is rated 5 Stars in the latest edition of Platter’s and as we sat drinking a bottle last night, news came through that a fire had destroyed the Constantia property’s workshop (see here).
The wine is a stonker. The nose shows lime, white peach, some dustiness as well as a hint of not unpleasant reduction. The palate is lean with fresh acidity, and served cold, appears quite severe. With time in the glass, it gains more dimension with a little granadilla becoming evident. Pure and precise, it should age beautifully. Wine Cellar price: R115 a bottle.