Fat-bodied but tangy, with grapefruit and lime aromas and flavors. A touch of figginess and a tangerine note on the palate balance the flavor profile. There’s lovely texture—quite full for Sauvignon Blanc—and a long ripe finish.
The nose on this is an eye-opener, with its opulent berries, mocha spice and smoked meat. The flavors are delicious and subtle, offering crisp minerality, soft fruit and pepper in a successful blend.
Fresh and zingy, with aromas of lemon/lime, tropical fruit and flowers. On the palate, expressive waves of fruit, minerals and herbs give the wine complexity and lift. Balanced, clean and intriguing.
Light on its feet yet with surprising substance, another tasty, winning white from Neil Ellis. Early-on his wines helped introduce South Africa as a serious producing region to unacquainted American enthusiasts. Herb, grass, papaya, and mineral notes are juxtaposed handsomely here. The feel is taut and angular, the finish long, and a screwtop cap again puts him in…
Subtle spice and fresh hay accents add depth to this wine. Aromas and flavors of orange, lime and melon rind mingle with green fig and plum notes in the nose and on the vibrant palate. Hints of savory herb and pepper unfold and linger softly on the finish. Drink now.
Starts with soft ripe melon, pear and tropical fruit notes. Turns crisper and more typically Sauvignon Blanc on the tongue, where satisfying grapefruit flavors show classic herb and pepper accents and a fairly full yet crisp feel.
The flavors and aromas of this wine are green, showing asparagus, green bean and smoke, but they have a nice intensity and a full, serious feel that can withstand the high acidity. Not a wine for everyone, but certainly enjoyable to some for its power and grace.
Warming spices and smoke on the nose lead into an elegant balance of juicy berry, firm tannins and pepper. There’s an earthy backbone to the wine but overall, it’s bright and approachable. Pair with grilled meats.