Monday, September 9, 2013

2013 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10

Amazing how this category keeps going from strength to strength. Themes of this year are fantastic palate concentration and richness and yet another leap in quality - it remains an exciting category. Elgin conspicuous by their absence, while Ormande should have made the final cut.

The list of winners in the 2013 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 Awards 2013 is as follows:
Alexanderfontein Chip Off The Old Block 2013 (Darling) 
Boschendal Reserve Collection 2013 (69% Durbanville, 31% Stellenbosch) 
Cape of Good Hope Altima 2013 (Elandskloof) 
Cape Point Vineyards Reserve 2012 (Cape Point) 
Cape Point Vineyards Woolworths 2012 (70% Dbnvle, 20% Cape Point, 10% Stellenbosch)
Franschoek* Cellar Statue de Femme 2013 (20% Durbanville) 
Kleine Zalze Family Reserve 2012 (40% Dbnvle, 30% S'bosch, 20% Darling, 5% Walker Bay, 5% Olifants River)
Nederburg Private Bin D234 2012 (Darling) 
Phizante Kraal 2013 (Dbnvle)
Thelema 2013 (Stellenbosch) 


The Top 20, in alphabetical order
  • Alexanderfontein Chip off The Old Block Sauvignon Blanc 2013
  • Boschendal Reserve Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2013
  • Cape of Good Hope Altima Sauvignon Blanc 2013
  • Cape Point Vineyards Woolworths 2012
  • Cape Point Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2012
  • Cederberg Sauvignon Blanc 2012
  • Durbanville Hills Rhinofields Sauvignon Blanc 2012
  • Franschhoek Cellar Statue de Femme Sauvignon Blanc 2013
  • Graham Beck Pheasants'  Run Sauvignon Blanc 2012
  • Havana Hills Virgin Earth The Pepper Tree Sauvignon Blanc 2013
  • Hillcrest Sauvignon Blanc 2013
  • Jordan Sauvignon Blanc 2013
  • Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2012
  • Nederburg Private Bin D234 Sauvignon Blanc 2012
  • Ormonde Sauvignon Blanc 2012
  • Phizante Kraal Sauvignon Blanc 2013
  • Sumaridge Estate Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2013
  • Thelema Sauvignon Blanc 2013
  • Thelema Sutherland Sauvignon Blanc 2012
  • Vrede en Lust Casey's Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2012                                                                                
  • Top 10 to be announced on 27 September.

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