Creation Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2009 89 Points
Clear, day bright pale straw with green tinge, medium plus concentration and medium plus viscosity, no evidence of gas or sediment
Clean, high intensity of ripe passion fruit, gooseberries, lime skin and guava, very good well contained pyrazine level with loads of white / clayey minerality, spicy white pepper note and camomille flowers, unwooded.
Dry, high acidity and high alcohol, flavors follows through, with new notes of pithy lime zest and white grapefruit segment, grenadine blossom, high complexity, lingering lipsmacking aftertaste, fat textured and mouth filling with mid palate stuffing
Served at 11 degrees Celsius with either a Tom Yum Goong soup or Honeyed Pork Bao, excellent now, but have substance to cellar until 2016.
Ps: I recently posted the 2010 rating / review and it is without a doubt 2009 was a classic year, perhaps the best year ever for Sauvignon Blanc across many areas of the Cape and the 2010 indeed shows scars of a very difficult vintage across most regions, districts and wards