Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Two Dogs, a Peacock & a Horse Sauvignon Blanc 2013 90 Points

Over the years I was never convinced about Franschhoek district ability in crafting  interesting if not passibly drinkable Sauvignon Blanc, besides the exception of the barrel fermented Chamonix, with at least 2 years bottle ageing, all other in the valley (those using 100% own fruits) were just too tart and ungenerous with pungent capsicum notes, however I must admit a new found respect for Franschhoek Sauvignon after tasting Two Dogs, a Peacock & a Horse, a fragrant, delicately ripe, generous and juicy textbook offerings, make sure you always have 2 bottles chilled at any given time!

Alcohol: moderate plus | 13.5% abv

Origin: Franschhoek

Notes: peach | grapefruit | passion fruit | lime | flint

Ideal drinking occasions: now, all the way through spring and summer

Serve with: cheese platter from the valley, toasted ciabatta

Drink: now until 2015