Friday, October 24, 2008

Porcupine Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Wine: Porcupine Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Origin: Western Cape, South Africa
Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Bottle closure: Screw Cap
Purchase Date: October 2008
Purchase Price: $9.99

Taste profile from the winemaker (taken from the bottle label): "Gooseberry and tropical fruit flavours, fresh and dry with lengthy citrus finish."

ABC Wines review: This wine has classic sauvignon blanc aromas of gooseberry and grapefruit with significant notes of grassiness. There is little fruit flavor on the palate; mineral and vegetal characteristics dominate. The very long finish develops some acidity as well as brings out some citrus flavors; nicely balanced overall. We served this wine with broiled fish and a Mediterranean salad. Our score: A bit overpriced for the quality. Still, it's on the high side of Average.

Winery website: Boekenhoutskloof Winery.

2 comments:

Bradley said...

Hello: it appears you have Morgan's website listed for this Porcupine Ridge wine. - Bradley Martin

ABC Wine Ratings and Reviews said...

bradley is correct. The risks of cutting and pasting and not paying attention. We've corrected the winery link. Thanks for letting us know.

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