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8 Aug 2013
5:00 am

Wines of the day: A zesty flirt

This well known lady needs little introduction and is often the life of the party. You know the one we mean? Zesty, flirty, you have to admire her persistence.

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Wines are chosen according to high point scored and 4 or 5 star value for money. In other words, for the price that you pay for the quality which is in the bottle, you will be well pleased with your purchase. Wines with a five star value offer outstanding quality for the price, four star offer very good quality for the price while a one star value, well, it’s your choice.

 

2012 Cederberg Sauvignon Blanc

 

CED-SavBlanc-12_98x319Tasting Notes
Green-edged very pale straw. Intense capsicum cut grass and nettly, fruit fresh yet ripe on the palate almost chewy, balanced on a knife edge very persistent finish.

Occasions
– Elegant Meal
– Summer Meal
– Aperitif
– Dazzle a Date

Goes With
– Fish
– Shellfish
– Oysters/Sushi
– Cream-based Pasta

 

 

Cederberg Sauvignon Blanc

 

2013 Simonsig Sunbird Sauvignon Blanc

 

Simonsig Sunbird Sauvignon Blanc_98x319Tasting Notes
Green tinged flint straw. Delicately perfumed with Jasmine, Honeysuckle hints light cassis whiffs textured with some grippiness on the palate, ample evolution in reserve more floral than herbal, and well integrated.

Occasions
– Elegant Meal
– Winter Meal
– Summer Meal
– Impress your Boss

Goes With
– Fish
– Roast Vegetables
– Oysters/Sushi

 

Simonsig Sunbird Sauvignon Blanc

 

2011 Cape Point Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Unwooded

 

Cape_Point_Sauvignon_Blanc_NV_1_98x319Tasting Notes
Very pale-straw. Mineral rather than herbal, tight, unshowy but concentrated and free of green, harsh notes.

Occasions
– Gift
– Elegant Meal
– Summer Meal
– Impress your Boss

Goes With
– Smoked Meats/Fish/Poultry

 

 

 

 

Cape Point Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Unwooded

 

Is it a good wine?

0 to 50 points: Do not take orally
50 to 60 points: A very ordinary wine
60 to 69 points: Good enough commercial wine
70 to 79 points: Good to very good wine
80 to 89 points: Excellent wine
90 + points: World Class wine

– Wines of the Day courtesy winewizard.co.za