Iona Sauvignon Blanc Elgin 2011

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Iona:
The wines of Iona come from a dramatically unique site in the Cape Winelands. The vineyards are on a mountain plateau 420 metres above sea level, surrounded by the Kogelberg Nature Reserve, and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. In a country where cool sites are precious, these vineyards are like gold – the grapes ripening up to two months later than other Cape vineyards and in perfect balance. Io... Read more
The wines of Iona come from a dramatically unique site in the Cape Winelands. The vineyards are on a mountain plateau 420 metres above sea level, surrounded by the Kogelberg Nature Reserve, and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. In a country where cool sites are precious, these vineyards are like gold – the grapes ripening up to two months later than other Cape vineyards and in perfect balance. Iona is South Africa's coolest vineyard site. Since the first release in 2001, the wines of Iona have quickly made a name as being among the finest in the world. Check out www.iona.co.nz for more information Read less

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Vintage: 2007 08/31/2009

Four and a half glasses

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  • External Reviews for Iona Sauvignon Blanc Elgin

    External Review
    Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
    06/25/2014

    The 2011 Sauvignon Blanc is blended with 5% Semillon and fermented in stainless steel. It has a very fine bouquet with Granny Smith apples and fresh pear. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, a lively citric thread and a mineral-rich finish that is understated and long in the mouth. This is a classy Sauvignon. Drink now–2016.


    External Review
    Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
    06/25/2014

    Bright pale yellow. Pure and complex on the nose but more restrained than the 2012, offering hints of lemon, grapefruit, tropical fruits and dusty herbs. Offers enticing sweetness if not quite the grip of the 2012. Nicely open-knit sauvignon with an attractive lemon candy flavor, very good intensity and firm finishing minerality. Perfect now or over the next year or two.


    External Review
    Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
    Vintage: 2010 01/03/2012

    A stellar example of what cool-climate South African vineyards can produce, this crisp, minerally Sauvignon Blanc is steely and clean in the true Sauvignon style. Tropical fruit flavors are subtle but delicious, and the finish is lingering and impressive. At this price, you canrsquo;t get much better, whether yoursquo;re looking for a solo sip or a food-friendly cohort.


    External Review
    Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
    Vintage: 2010 01/03/2012

    Pale silver. Musky aromas of lemon peel, crushed stone, quinine and wintermint. Juicy, bracing and intense; has a tactile texture but remains light and brisk. Finishes with a dusty whiplash of grapefruit rind. Very concentrated, sharply delineated sauvignon mdash; one of the best examples I tasted this year from South Africa.



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