Warwick Estate Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch Professor Black 2011

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2011 Warwick Estate Sauvignon Blanc Professor Black Stellenbosch 750ml

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Warwick Wine Estate:
Warwick wine estate was known as the farm ‘Good Success’ from 1791 until 1902. After the Anglo Boer war, Colonel Alexander Gordon from Warwickshire regiment bought the farm and renamed it ‘Warwick’ as a tribute to his regiment. In 1964 the farm was purchased by Stan & Norma Ratcliffe, at the time there was not a single vine on the farm. However, Stan and Norma Rat... Read more
Warwick wine estate was known as the farm ‘Good Success’ from 1791 until 1902. After the Anglo Boer war, Colonel Alexander Gordon from Warwickshire regiment bought the farm and renamed it ‘Warwick’ as a tribute to his regiment. In 1964 the farm was purchased by Stan & Norma Ratcliffe, at the time there was not a single vine on the farm. However, Stan and Norma Ratcliffe soon realized the potential of the terroir and began planting Cabernet Sauvignon. The Cabernet Sauvignon vines gave high quality grapes, which were soon in demand from wholesalers and other wineries. Norma became more and more interested in the making of wine and began to study the subject. Soon a cellar was in place and in 1984 the first Warwick vintage was released (a Cabernet Sauvignon). It seemed Norma had the talent for making great wines and production soon increased. The Trilogy, since 1986, a Bordeaux style blend soon became one of the flagships of the South African Wine Industry. The farm today is still very much a family affair. In 2001, Mike Ratcliffe, Stan and Norma’s son assumed the role of Managing Director. He graduated from Adelaide University with a wine marketing degree. Read less

Member Reviews for Warwick Estate Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch Professor Black

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Vintage: 2008 05/31/2012

great SV from a great winemaker that I tasted again in London. also good chardonnay


Snooth User: bryanjmatthews
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 03/08/2010

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: boo mahmoud
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 08/25/2007

Sauvignon Blanc in French is the "wild vine." It will grow anywhere, but everywhere it grows creates a very different style. Personally, I prefer the Sauvignon Blanc's from the Southern Hemisphere. In the North, the SB wines tend toward the shy side, but in South Africa they are loud, racy and gregarious...as you would expect from a wild vine. Warwick, the darling of South Africa, makes stellar wines accross the board...Norma Ratcliffe was the wine maker for many years--the first female winemaker in South Africa!


Snooth User: mikerat
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 12/15/2007

Five glasses


External Reviews for Warwick Estate Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch Professor Black

External Review
Vintage: 2009 03/29/2010

Professor Black Sauvignon Blanc 2009 - Warwick: Professor Black Sauvignon Blanc 2009 - Weißwein von WarwickDer Wein duftet intensiv nach tropischen Fruchtaromen wie Pampelmuse, grünen Feigen aber auch nach Birnen. Im Gaumen ist er klar, dennoch vielschichtig und fruchtig. Die gut ausgewogene Säure und der lang anhaltende Nachgeschmack lassen die Aromen intensiver wiederkehren. Der Professor Black Sauvignon Blanc 2009 von Warwick passt sehr gut zu Meeresfrüchten, frischen Austern, Fischgerichten und warmem Ziegenkäsesalat.    Weingut:  Warwick EstateLand: SüdafrikaRegion: StellenboschRebsorte: 100% Sauvignon BlancInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 Vol.%Restsüße: trockenEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur:  6 - 8°C Weißwein > Südafrika > Stellenbosch


External Review
Vintage: 2008 08/10/2010

The wine shows an abundance of tropical fruit, pear, grapefruit and green fig flavours on the nose that carry through to the palate. The mouth feel is crisp, yet rich and fruity, and coats the palate evenly. The well-balanced acid and lingering aftertaste will make you come back for more.


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2008 04/21/2010

Vielfalt von tropischen Aromen, Guava, Stachelbeeren, grünen Feigen in der Nase und auch am Gaumen. Ausgewogen und herrlich frisch!



2011 Warwick Estate Sauvignon Blanc Professor Black Stellenbosch 750ml

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