Warwick Estate Professor Black Sauvignon Blanc 2020
👃🏼 Vanguard carries passion fruit, gooseberries, cut grass, chalk dust, and an ever so subtle hint of asparagus (on day three).
👄 The palate is fairly tropical, with hints of apricot acidity, some passion fruit references, lovely length. Lemon candy. Mouthfeel is pleasantly full for the genre. You’d be forgiven for thinking there was some Semillon in there, but there ain’t. The concentration on the palate may owe more to the fact that one of the blocks harvested for this wine is now 35 years old, delivering a hint of that old vine palate waxiness to the mix.
🔬 100% Sauvignon Blanc from Stellenbosch (up high in the Simonsberg). Crushed onto skins for 6 – 12 hours. Then tank-fermented. Aged on the lees for 100 days.
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