Paul Wallace Wines ‘Little Flirt’ Sauvignon Blanc 2019 (Elgin Region)
👃🏼 Given the nature of the variety, this offers a fairly shy (albeit varietally distinctive) nose of flint, asparagus, and green winter melon.
👄 Those same sweet winter melon elements are front-loaded on the palate, but gradually give way to a slow-attack lemon-&-lime brightness. There is a pleasant mingling of subtle white peach and more lemon zest on the tail, but it all ends a little too soon, with no real evidence of a struggle.
🔬 Fruit is all from Paul Wallace Estate in Elgin. Possibly one thing that’s interesting to note is that sweetness is very present on the palate, completely belying the fact that this sports a residual sugar of only 1.6g. I guess – from a chemical analysis perspective – that is intriguing. In that sense, the wine does communicate something special about Elgin, and therefore should be commended.
🧠 If you want to learn more about the Elgin region, check out this little explainer video on the history of the Elgin Vineyards.
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I actually really enjoyed this one. Perhaps you need to give it another try.
Fair enough! I actually noted that it opened up nicely on day two. And also, at the price, it's decent value.