Zevenwacht 360⁰ Sauvignon Blanc 2014
By Christian Eedes, 21 December 2016
I have a somewhat special relationship with the 360⁰ Sauvignon Blanc from Zevenwacht because during my brief stint as a taster for Platter’s I nominated the 2009 vintage for 5 Stars which was duly endorsed by my colleagues, making this the first ever wine from the Stellenbosch property to earn the guide’s ultimate accolade.
Grapes are sourced from a south-facing vineyard at 340 meters above sea level and hence the coolest site on the farm – in the case of the 2014, a small portion underwent barrel fermentation and the final wine contains 15% Semillon.
The nose currently shows green pepper, lime, white peach, cantaloupe and asparagus. The palate is rich and very full, creamy in texture with a little white pepper bite on the finish lending interest. It’s a striking wine which will impress a lot of people but ultimately it’s a shade too green for me. Currently available is the 2015 vintage available for R138 a bottle online.
Find our South African wine ratings database here.
Opinion & Analysis
Tim James: How much wine does SA import and are there any bargains to be had?
18 February 2019
For the vast majority of South Africans, this country meets all their wine-drinking needs. And why not, indeed, when what you’re wanting is a modest range of styles, generally offering...
Joanne Gibson: Yule Thank Us – Christmas in the winelands
23 October 2018
GRANDE PROVENCE, FRANSCHHOEK Six-course menu available from Christmas Eve until dinner on Family Day: R1650 per person (includes a special gift and glass of bubbly on arrival, excludes drinks and...