Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Circumstance by Waterkloof Sauvignon Blanc 2013 90 Points

One of the most intriguing wine I have tasted this year, usually with Sauvignon, being an aromatic variety it is easy to benchmark, even with the use of oak, in this particular case I evaluated both bottle at different times and over a couple of days until fully oxydize to fully understand the intrinsic of this rather subtle and unshowy bottle, bearing in mind Waterkloof is a biodynamic producer in transition, hence their fruit will showcase a unique profile versus conventionally farmed vineyards!

Individuality is the key word here, with a restraint akind to a cross of white Graves and Pouilly Fume, bright lemony texture, racy, fresh and vibrant, in fact it is a wine that benefits from aeration/decanting to fully express it’s true colors, seek it out, it is super table and food friendly, a gracious lady indeed!

This is a conservative scoring and drink period (2017+) since I had never had previous vintages of this particular bottling, may as well rate higher when revisited in a few years.

Alcohol: moderate plus | 13.5%abv

Origin: Stellenbosch

Notes: lemon| pear | greengage | verbena | white pepper

Ideal drinking occasions: winter time

Serve with: seared yellowfin tuna with chick peas salad

Drink: now until 2017+