|Another nice value from South Africa. (Pretty cool label too!)|
100% Sauvignon Blanc from Constantia, Coastal Region, South Africa.
SRP of $12 and available for as low as $9. Sample received courtesy Cape Classics for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"Buitenverwachting, which means "beyond expectation", brings you beyond a mouth-watering, full-bodied and fragrant wine.Is there anything South Africa can't do when it comes to wine? (And at a great price to boot?) From Red Blends to Chenin Blanc to Syrah to Rosé to Cabernet Sauvignon to White Blends to Pinotage to Chardonnay to The Honey Badger -- South Africa is consistently delivering quality wines at great prices. And today's Sauvignon Blanc is no different.
The 2011 Buitenverwachting Beyond Sauvignon Blanc begins with aromas of orange peel, pineapple and other tropical fruit along with a little grassiness. Tasting the wine reveals lots of guava, lime and tropical fruit flavors that intensify all the way to the finish. This is simply a very flavorful wine that also has an excellent lively acidity. It finishes with good length while some herbal notes show at the very end. A nice, flavor-full Sauvignon Blanc and another excellent value wine from South Africa!
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Taste Rating: 7 Cost Rating: 8
Overall Rating: 7.3
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