Thursday, January 31, 2013

Springfield Estate Life from Stone Robertson Sauvignon Blanc 2012 90+ Points

New addition in the Springfield Estate stables, now in 500ml sleek bottle, perfect for a couple dining out, without having to worry about road block / drink and driving!

A characterful and concentrated Sauvignon grown on extremely rocky, calcareous soil, 70% quartz base.

Pale straw with yellow reflections towards the rim.

Clean, highly expressive, ripe Sauvignon with sweaty melon and green guava note, bursting with gooseberries, citrus and grassy note, mineral stony core evident, complex layers, one of most intringuing aromatics I could recall from the life from stone bottling.

Dry with dash residual sugar, juicy and round with moderate plus acidity, saline mineral, fresh and elegant with near perfect alcohol of 12.5% abv, racy, spicy texture, peppery, long and persistent. Now until 2015+. Charming. This is by far the finest expression of Sauvignon Blanc from Robertson district.