What I Drank Last Night
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Cape Point Vineyards Noble Late Harvest 2011


Lunch on Friday at the Cape Point Vineyards restaurant where chef Clayton Bell previously of Constantia Uitsig now cooks. During our meal, winemaker Duncan Savage shared some thoughts on Sauvignon Blanc: “It’s is one of the most commercially … [Read more...]

Cape Point Vineyards Woolworths Exclusive Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2012

“Sauvignon Blanc is extremely site specific. Many… are made from grapes grown in areas not wholly suitable, resulting in mediocre wines… (T)his wine is a superb example of a Sauvignon Blanc from the ideal terroir,” reads the back label of Cape Point … [Read more...]

Du Toitskloof Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Made to move.

Those who continue to argue that the definitive style of South African Sauvignon Blanc is lean and green should try the 2013 from Du Toitskloof in Rawsonville (R36.99 a bottle from Aroma Drop Inn). Volumes of this wine have grown from 15 000 litres … [Read more...]

Up, up and away – the premiumisation of Sauvignon Blanc

Out in front.

From the December issue of Business Day WANTED: No wonder Sauvignon Blanc is so many people’s favourite summertime wine – consumption-ready on purchase (no need to age it before drinking) and offering great quality relative to price – lots of primary … [Read more...]

David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Towards the greener end of the spectrum.

Let it not be said that I'd never reward a Sauvignon Blanc showing pyrazine character. Last night the David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner Sauvignon Blanc 2011 which placed among the winning wines in the FNB Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc Awards of the same … [Read more...]

Buitenverwachting Husseys Vlei Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Running out of puff?

Does local Sauvignon Blanc get drunk too young? The Buitenverwachting Husseys Vlei Sauvignon Blanc 2010, which won gold at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show in 2011, was still alive  when broached last night but quite hard work. On the nose, green … [Read more...]