WinemagSauv-Sem Blend/Wooded Sauvignon Blanc Report 2019 – Dry Dock Liquor

WinemagSauv-Sem Blend/Wooded Sauvignon Blanc Report 2019

The seventh annual Sauv-Sem Blend/Wooded Sauvignon Blanc Report is now out. There were 29 blend entries (from 24 producers) and 23 wooded Sauvignon Blanc entries (from 21 producers) and these were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by a three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.

The top 10 blends (with rating alongside) are as follows:

Cape Point Vineyards Isliedh 2018 – 95 (BEST OVERALL)
Constantia Glen Two 2018 – 92
Delaire Graff White Reserve 2017 – 91
Durbanville Hills The Tangram 2018 – 92
Elgin Ridge Chaos White 2018 – 93
Highlands Road Since Cera 2016 – 92
Highlands Road Since Cera 2017 – 93
The Smuggler’s Boot SBS 2018 (Richard Kershaw Wines) – 91
Trizanne Signature Wines Reserve Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – 93
Vrede en Lust Barrique 2018 – 92

The top five examples of Wooded Sauvignon Blanc (with rating alongside) were as follows:

Cape Point Vineyards Reserve 2018 – 93
Iona Elgin Highlands Wild Ferment 2018 – 92
Nederburg The Young Airhawk Wooded 2018 – 92
Rietvallei Estéanna 2018 – 91
Rousseau Sacharia Wooded 2018 – 94

As producer of the best blend overall, Cape Point Vineyards won a new 225-litre barrel from Tonnellerie Sylvain.

To read the report in full, including key findings, tasting notes for the top wines and scores on the 100-point quality scale for all wines entered, down load the following

https://winemag.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Sauv-Sem-Blend-Wooded-Sauvignon-Blanc-Report-2019.pdf

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