Wine Tasting Note: Stormhoek Sauvignon Blanc, 2005, South Africa.
Pre-release Private Label
Fresh but not over-powering aroma – unripened limes, green sherbet and capsicum. Palate is medium-bodied, crisp and refreshing. Perhaps a little young as the flavours are rather ‘green’ – unripe pears springs to mind but fresh, crisp and juicy with a decent length of flavour and a level of crab-apple tartness. No alcohol recorded on the label. Screwcapped.
Scribblings Rating – 88/100
To compliment those green flavours the wine was poured out to accompany a simple pasta dish – French Green Beans (locally grown), a big handful of grated Parmesan, grated lemon rind and a hearty squeeze of juice topped a pile of linguine. It worked rather well but fish and salads would be superb too.
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