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Cape Point Vineyards Woolworths Exclusive Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Of unspecified origin.

Of unspecified origin.

“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 Vineyards Woolworhths Exclusive Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2012.

You would however be wrong if you thought the grapes came from the Noordhoek vineyards normally associated with this producer. It’s officially designated Wine of Origin Western Cape and according to the current edition of Platter’s, the grapes are from Durbanville.

Regardless, it’s a smart wine. A certain floral fragrance on the nose but also lime through white peach to granadilla. Really rich and succulent, tangy acidity lending balance, the finish particularly long. It placed among the winners in the FNB Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc Awards last year and is really drinking well now.

Score: 90/100.

Comments

  1. Kwispedoor says:

    Ja, that’s not cool. And seemingly deliberately misleading. Regardless of whether you’re proud of where your grapes come from or not, on the label the origin should be much more prominent than the winery’s address.

    Had a 2006 of that (still called “Limited Edition” back then) this past weekend. Bloody marvelous wine!

  2. I have had this issue (and many others) with SAWIS many times. They never would let me get away with it. That really irritates me.

  3. Melvyn Minnaar says:

    I agree with Colyn. The front label is certainly misleading, especially in terms of the back label blurb.

  4. you see Christian now this irritates the living shit out of me!!! If Woolies were to look for a Durbanville producer then why didn’t they go to one of them to make this wine for them? The consumer picks up this wine, likes it and then compliments CPV for this wine, when it should’ve actually been a smaller producer in the Durbanville Valley making it for them. I also don’t know how SAWIS can allow this label when it clearly states NOORDHOEK on the label but the WO is written so small most people probably cant read it.

    This is one example of why our wine industry wont go forward!!!

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