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2008 Buitenverwachting Sauvignon Blanc

Buitenverwachting 2008 Sauvignon Blanc

Winery: Buitenverwachting

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Grape blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Constantia

State or country: South Africa

Price: $15

Cases produced: 500

KWG Score: 90 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)

Review date: May 30, 2010

Wine Review: This light yellow colored Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa opens with a very mild Bartlett pear bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, slightly acidic, and zesty. The flavor profile is a tart green apple, with a touch of minerality and hints of lime and grapefruit. The finish is dry and its zestiness persists. The panel suggested that this offering would be nice on a hot summer day with swordfish skewers. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Located in the cool-climate coastal region of Constantia, the historic Buitenverwachting property is part of the original wine estate established by Cape Governor Simon van der Stel in the late 1600s. This crisp, zesty Sauvignon Blanc displays textbook flavors of gooseberry and lime, with grassy, herbal undertones and elegant notes of mineral and chalk. It makes a great match for grilled or pan-seared fish dishes.

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