Sunday, November 17, 2013

Iona Sauvignon Blanc 2013 92+ Points

One of South Africa’s finest Sauvignon Blanc with an impressive track records, over the past 10 years Iona Sauvignon have shown they can aged very well (I experienced a vertical of all their vintages, a while back, to substantiate this observations) with bottle age they do not even take on the pungent asparagus and unripe green pepper note of way too many Cape Sauvignon as they start to age (some even a year after bottling), I reckoned this is greatly due to their impressively low Ph, very low by industry average, giving their sauvignon clarity and fruit brightness as well as the structure to age.
Alcohol: moderate plus| 13.5 % alc
Origin: Elgin
Notes: lime | gooseberries| kiwi | stony | spicy
Ideal drinking occasions: anytime
Serve with: tagliatelli with prawns and home made tomato sauce

Drink: now until 2022+