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 , 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 South Africa 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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