Medium lemon colored with a watery sheen on the walls (13% ABV). The nose has aromas of lemon, lanolin, melon, passion fruit and a hint of cut grass- not as intense as a Kiwi Sav Blanc. The palate is dry with medium (+) acidity and a medium (-) body. The citrus kicks things off with lemon zest followed by tropical fruit notes. The passion fruit is somewhat tart, reminding me of the shriveled fruit I ate growing up in East Africa. Green melon is present, but the citrus dominates with the acidity getting more prominent on the back end. The finish is decent in length but this wine seems a bit one-dimensional. That’s not a bad thing mind you- sometimes its good to just have a refreshing white that isn’t going to overtax the senses. It will do well with some fresh seafood or even a crisp salad with grilled chicken. My actual pairing tonight is with a spicy Cajun Shrimp and Andouille dish- I think it will work. I would also pound it poolside in the hot summer sun btw. 88 points from me for this $11 wine makes it a 5 star effort. Drink now. Salut….
Kruger Family Sauvignon Blanc 2021, Nieuwoudtville, South Africa
15 Wednesday Feb 2023