Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Ashbourne Walker Bay Sandstone 2007 92+ Points

Sauvignon Blanc blend at 85% with 15% Chardonnay, no wood, but 1% was fermented in clay amphora, followed by 4 years bottle maturation before release, showing a pale bright straw with green reflections, fairly unevolved, youthful for a 6+ years white wine, clean, with moderate intensity akind to a cross between Sancerre and Chablis, impressive purity of fruit, seamless definition, delicately ripe citrus and white stone fruits, mineral core, dry, juicy and textured, nutty, still embryonic, ideal alcohol of 12.5% abv, peppery spice, energetic, athletic, honeyed farewell, long and persistent.
Drinking well now, yet will continue evolution up to 2019+