Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc 2018 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc 2018

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Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc 2018

SKU 12930


The new vintage 2018 just arrived of this tasty Sauvignon Blanc! Southern Right is a small production estate located in the cool, maritime, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley appellation of South Africa. Founded by Anthony Hamilton Russell in 1994, Southern Right's Sauvignon Blanc remains a local and international best seller with its classic minerality complementing the variety's grapefruit and tropical fruit. It has been rated the best South African Sauvignon Blanc in the Wall Street Journal and has won numerous Gold and Silver Medals. The wines are named after the rare Southern Right whales, which frequent the cool South Atlantic Walker Bay, 3 kilometres from the vineyards. With each bottle sold, Southern Right makes a contribution to Southern Right whale conservation.
Category White Wine
Region South Africa, Walker Bay
Brand Southern Right
Alcohol/vol 13.67%
  • bot92

Bottle ShopBright, juicy, and delicious with loads of aromatics and a long, clean, dry finish. It is super complex in the pricepoint for Sauvignon Blanc from anywhere in the world, and it truly gives the New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs at $15-20 a run for their money.

April 2019
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VinousThe 2018 Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc has a clean, fresh gooseberry, nettle and grass clipping bouquet. The palate is well balanced with quite a rich opening but maintains tension, thanks to a fine bead of acidity and pleasant salinity toward the finish. A delicious Sauvignon Blanc.

November 2019
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Wine SpectatorVibrant and zesty, featuring grapefruit and nectarine notes that mingle with hints of tarragon, white pepper and sea salt. Refreshing and well-knit, with a moderately long finish. Drink now through 2022. 13,200 cases made, 7,000 cases imported.

James Molesworth, June 15, 2019
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Wine AdvocateOn the nose, the 2018 Sauvignon Blanc starts with classic citrus and mineral notes. The palate is clean clear and precise with grapefruit and lemon peel. The finish is clean, youthful and fresh with a classic Sauvignon Blanc finish. Save the whales! With each bottle sold of Southern Right, the property makes a contribution for the conservation of the southern right whales that migrate around South Africa 158,400 bottles made. Hey, not a bad concept... Enjoy some wine, save some whales and feel good about yourself.

Anthony Mueller, October 31, 2019