2017 Strandveld Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc First Sighting

Sauvignon Blanc

  • South Africa
  • Cape South Coast
  • Cape Agulhas
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Drink between 2018 - 2019 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 3

  • Eric gene Noack Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 27, 2018 - A very nice sav/blanc/semillon .

    The usual passionfruit/mineral nose that I get from most NZ sav/blancs so this SA offering is very similar.
    Platinum award for best value white , decanter, plus 97 points.
    Not sure it's that high but I have noticed that reviewers in Europe, particularly, Spain and Italy seem to over rate the wines into the stratosphere.
    I say it's equal to the best from NZ and that passionfruit nose is always present yet it seems most reviewers have no idea what a passionfruit smells or tastes like.
    On the tongue it shows mineral and slight acid to the front a stalky finish .
    The wine itself is light in colour and body .
    It is an easy drinking wine of very good quality, does not have a high price tag like so many good South African wines which is a nice surprise because to be honest some of those South African wines in the $100.00 to $150.00 price point are just toooooo expensive .
    I guess they are surfing on the ratings of people like Tim Atkins who seems to be like a blind man with a machine gun .

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • mterheijden Likes this wine: 88 points

    October 7, 2018 - Fresh, crisp and balanced... however not impressive. Bit boring for new world Sauvignon Blanc

  • DrZett wrote: 91 points

    September 3, 2018 - Great acidity, beautiful freshness. Some exotic fruits, gooseberries and herbal notes on the palate. Neither too fat nor too watery. A very nice SB but far away from the 97 Decanter points. This one has to be drunken young.

    2 people found this helpful Comment

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2017
  • Type White
  • Producer Strandveld Vineyards
  • Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
  • Designation First Sighting
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country South Africa
  • Region Cape South Coast
  • SubRegion Cape Agulhas
  • Appellation Elim

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 36 (33%)
  • Consumed 73 (67%)

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