Springfield Life from Stone Sauvignon Blanc 2017 vs Special Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc 2017

By , 27 April 2020



Power couple.

The two examples of Sauvignon Blanc from Robertson property Springfield are always so potent that I usually only venture to broach them with some bottle age. Tasting notes and ratings for the 2017s as follows:

Springfield Life from Stone Sauvignon Blanc 2017
From a vineyard planted on rocky quartz. Intense lime and grapefruit to the fore on the nose but also green bean and blackcurrant. The palate is rich and full with a creamy textured and nicely integrated acidity, the finish long and dry.

CE’s rating: 92/100.

Springfield Special Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc 2017
From a vineyard planted on sandy alluvial soil. Pungent aromatics of lemon, peach, green pepper and cat’s pee. The palate is compact with piercing acidity and a very dry finish. Makes a huge impression.

CE’s rating: 91/100.

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    Richard Gundersen | 30 April 2020

    Very surprised. If I had to pair the comments with the wines, between “creamy texture” and “piercing acidity” I would have had them the other way round. Does the minerality fade with age?

      Christian Eedes | 30 April 2020

      Hi Richard, I suspect that both the wines have pretty high total acidities but to my taste, the Special Cuvée has just a bit more palate weight (due to lees contact) and therefore is slightly better balanced.

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