Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc 2020

 

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Southern Right
Sauvignon Blanc 2020
  • Vintage : 2020
  • Country : South Africa
  • Region : Walker Bay
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style Medium Bodied Aromatic Dry
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 12,8°
  • Grappes : 93% Sauvignon Blanc, 7% Sémillon

Experts Score Vintage
WS Wine Spectator 90 2019
RP Robert Parker 88 2019
TA Tim Atkin 90 2018
JD Jeb Dunnuck 90 2017
WE Wine Enthusiast 90 2017
More information on wine critics and ratings

Made reductively in order to maximize the fruit personality of the vintage, this wine shows more marked fruit aromatics than usual, while maintaining the typical Southern Right balance of Old World minerality and length with hints of New World palate coverage and body.

It’s a wine that favours origin expressive individuality, minerality and palate complexity ahead of pure, pungent varietal aroma. A significant percentage of fruit from clay-rich soil has added an intense mid-palate structural component and addition overall complexity to this wine.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 90 Points (2019)
This displays intensity and precision, with notes of fleur de sel and sage underscoring grapefruit and white peach flavors. Shows a bit of crunch in texture. Long, inviting and quite balanced.

Robert Parker (RP) : 88 Points (2019)
Pale straw in color, the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc begins with an herbaceous nose with highlights of tomato vine, basil and green bell pepper expressions over bright grapefruit and citrus tones with an underlying essence of sea spray and white dusty minerality. Medium-bodied, the wine shows more fruit in the mouth than the nose leads on, with flavors of sweet citrus, underripe pineapple and a significant mineral tension, ending with a clean, crisp finish. New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc lovers will find the nose very familiar but will discover a rounder mouthfeel with this particular bottling. The wine aged for five months on the lees. Only 9,000 12-pack cases were produced, representing a fantastic deal.

Tim Atkin (TA) : 90 Points (2018)
The Southern Right Sauvignon comes from 16 different blocks in Walker Bay. Unwooded, it’s a sappy, saline, vinous white with dill and grapefruit flavours and a juicy, lip smacking finish. 2018-21. Alcohol: 13.6%

Jeb Dunnuck (JD) : 90 Points (2017)
Made by Hamilton Russell Vineyard and named after a whale that's often found off the coast of Walker Bay, the 2017 Sauvignon Blanc is 100% Sauvignon Blanc brought up all in tank. Terrific notes of ripe grapefruit, lemon peel, and plenty of citrus emerge from this medium-bodied, vibrant, juicy and undeniably delicious white.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 90 Points (2017)
This attractive and well-balanced white leads with enticing notes of pressed lemon verbena, just-dried grass and fynbos that are framed by a fruity spine of Meyer lemon, melon rind and white nectarine. Orange-like, citrusy acidity weaves throughout the medium-weight palate, ending with verve and vibrancy. Drink now–2020.

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Southern Right Pinotage 2019
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RP
88
TA
93
WE
91
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Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Reviewed by Wine Spectator 13-02-2021 . Score: 4