Boschendal Suzanne 2019
This exciting new release by the iconic wine farm, sees winemaker Danielle Jacobs craft an elegant and restrained white blend. The wine comprises 54% Sémillon and 46% Sauvignon Blanc and is sourced from Elgin vineyards, demonstrating the beauty of these varieties from the region. An incredibly well-made wine, the lightly oaked blend displays notes of white-stone fruit, granadilla and fig, with a flinty minerality and a zesty, refreshing acidity. It’s drinking beautifully now but after another year or two in bottle, the Sémillon component should come to the fore — developing that signature oily texture on the palate — which will be truly spectacular.
Savage White 2020
A wine of sensational tension and texture. Duncan Savage’s current release is the first Savage White since 2014 to exclude chenin blanc and comprises 76% Sauvignon Blanc and 24% Sémillon — making it sit comfortably within the category of Cape Bordeaux-style whites. Though young, it’s already showing remarkable complexity and depth. It’s rich and opulent with an oily, all-encompassing mouthfeel paired with a balancing acidity, creating phenomenal tension. Notes of blackcurrant, sweet peach, ClemenGold and passion fruit mingle with the salinity of a sea-breeze and complimenting minerality. Incredibly multi-faceted yet perfectly in harmony, it’s very clever winemaking.