Monday, January 30, 2012

Cape Point Vineyard Cape Point Sauvignon Blanc 2010 92 Points

Cape Point Vineyard Cape Point Sauvignon Blanc 2010 92 Points

Clear,day bright, pale straw with green reflections.

Clean, medium plus intensity, gooseberries, green lime, kiwi, white flowers, flinty/ chalky minerals, sea shells, possibly a brush of oak? Less than 2%? Complex and layered.

Dry, high acidity, medium plus alcohol (13.5%), crunchy, fresh and elegant, spicy white pepper, full and broad, with excellent purity of fruit, mid palate structure, textured, racy, 2010 is more Pouilly than Sancerre, high complexity and impressive long length.

Seductive now but will develop until 2021 and shall drink well until 2030, if cellared properly.

Cape Point Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc and the Reserve Sauvignon (if you like a little more oak influence in your wine) is certainly one of South Africa’s finest Sauvignon and without a doubt amongst the top echelon worldwide, a wine of very high integrity, sense of place and respect of terroir, compare to the Loire imports, it is still a great bargain.

Looking back at all the vintages tasted up since 2003, humbly I would go as far as saying that Duncan Savage the winemaker, since 2002, is the Didier Dagueneau of the Southern Hemisphere, his Sauvignon rocks.