Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch, 2006

mulderbosch.gifMulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc is a that causes my eyes to light up when I see it in an American bottle store. No jokes. There are only a few other SB’s that get the same reaction from me – Steenberg, Douglas Green, Kanu, Boschendal, Jardin and Durbanville Hills being the main contenders. There are a lot of wines that America does well, but is not on that list. In my book, provides the best value for money in Sauvignon Blanc, period. Monkey Bay, Oyster Bay, Spy Valley and the lot all do a good job – but they don’t provide the elegance, restraint and crisp profile that offers up.At risk of being labeled repetitive I purchase Mulberbosch about 5 times a year – usually on the way to a barbecue when I want to be patriotic and impressive simultaneously. I love it’s country-fresh grass aroma: clean, faint and alluring. On entry the is incredibly balanced, cleansing the palate with bright citrus zest and ending on a distinctive green apple finish. With a slightly elevated alcohol the Mulderbosch makes your mouth water on entry – leaving the parched mouth coated, refreshed and quenched.
This wine provides perfection for the price and I never pass up the opportunity to add another bottle to my fridge. I would say collection (but for a collection I believe you’d have to buy it with the intention of putting it aside.)

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