Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc - $19.99

Wine Details

Price: $19.99
Producer: Mulderbosch
Region: Stellenbosch
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Container Size: 750 ML
Flavors: gooseberry, herb flavors, lime
  • White Wine
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Product Description

  • Mulderbosch, situated in the Stellenbosch Hills area outside Stellenbosch, is widely accepted as being one of the best wine producers in the country. We are committed to conserve our unique natural heritage, landscape and natural biodiversity by implementing environmentally responsible management practices on the land and in the cellar. As a member of BWI (Biodiversity and Wine Initiative), harmony is central to the philosophy of Mulderbosch where nature is as much appreciated as the wine. We endeavor to give back to Mother Nature everything we receive from her. At Mulderbosch Vineyards the quality and character of our wines are recognized nationally and internationally.

Expert Ratings

Ratings   Vintage Source Flavors
WineSpectator - 90 Details: A lean, crackling style, with lots of Key lime, gooseberry, straw and herb flavors. The long, tangy finish brings you back for more. Drink now. 23,000 cases made. –JM 2006 WineSpectator
Tanzer - 91 Details: ($20) Pale, bright green-tinged yellow. Captivating, brisk aromas of flowers, pepper and spearmint oil. Firm and bracing, with very intense flavors of underripe pit fruits, gooseberry, minerals and licorice. Builds slowly toward the back and really saturates the palate and olfactories on the long finish. Dense but not hard, even if it's painfully young. 2006 Tanzer gooseberry, herb flavors, lime
WineSpectator - 90 Details: Lean and focused, with grass, chive, mineral and floral notes that show great cut. Lingering gooseberry note on the finish. Delicious. Drink now through 2007. 14,300 cases made. –JM 2005 WineSpectator
WineSpectator - 91 Details: Lean and racy, with tightly wound lime, chive, chalk and sweet pea notes that will need some moderate cellaring to fully unwind. Crisp, chiseled finish is really mouthwatering. Drink now through 2006. 5,700 cases imported. –JM 2004 WineSpectator chalk, lime
Tanzer - 89 Details: ($20) Pale, green-tinged color. Pungent aromas of grass, gooseberry and melon; high-toned in a positive way. Rich and dense, but with distinctly firm-edged acids giving shape to the citrus and gooseberry flavors. Still a bit youthfully tart on the back. This is barely 12.2% alcohol. 2004 Tanzer citrus, gooseberry, grass, melon
WineSpectator - 92 Details: Crackling, live-wire Sauvignon, with textbook gooseberry, grass, lime and mineral flavors on a racy frame. Pure and long, with great acidity rippling beneath it all. Let this emerge fully in the cellar. Best from 2004 through 2006. 11,500 cases made. –JM 2003 WineSpectator
WineSpectator - 92 Details: So pure, this crackles with gooseberry, grapefruit and lemon zest flavors, with a vibrant mineral note racing along underneath. Finish is filigreed but powerful. Should age nicely. Long and precise, like a tuning fork for your palate. Drink now through 2006. 8,000 cases made. –JM 2002 WineSpectator
Tanzer - 91 Details: ($20) Very pale color. Highly perfumed aromas of lime oil, mint and other fresh herbs. At once dense and penetrating, with bracing but supple flavors of white grapefruit, lemon, lime and minerals and a very persistent, vibrant aftertaste. Excellent youthful, complex sauvignon, with lovely texture and superb aromatic lift. 2002 Tanzer gooseberry, grapefruit, lemon, mineral
WineSpectator - 90 Details: Lots of shirt-collar-grabbing verve in this serious South African Sauvignon, a vibrant mix of lime, cut grass, sweet pea and chalk, with good, medium-weight texture and a long, juicy finish. Drink now through 2003. 11,000 cases made. –JM 2001 WineSpectator chalk, grass, lime
Tanzer - 90 Details: ($21) Ripe aromas of lime, pink grapefruit and mint. Dense but bracing and uncompromising, with penetrating flavors of citrus fruits and fresh herbs. Strong and long on the back end, with the flavors sharpened and extended by grapefruity acidity. 2001 Tanzer citrus, fresh herbs, grapefruit, lime, mint
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Food Pairings

Category Pairing
Fish or Shellfish Calamari, Shellfish (scallops, clams, crab, lobster, shrimp, etc...), Lobster Salad, Grilled Salmon

Wine Terms

Name Value
Sauvignon Blanc Comes mostly from California, France, New Zealand, and South Africa. Its highly acidic wines are often suggestive of herbs or grass. Light to medium bodied and usually dry, European versions are generally not oaky while California Sauvignon Blanc can take on many of the qualities of Chardonnay. France has two classic wine regions for the Sauvignon Blanc gape: Bordeaux and the Loire Valley The Bordeaux wine is called Bordeaux Blanc and the two best known of the Loire wines are called Sancerre or Pouilly-Fumé. In Bordeaux, Sauvignon Blanc is sometimes blended with Sémillon.
Stellenbosch The town of Stellenbosch was founded in 1679. It is a European settlement in the Western Cape Province, South Africa. The town became known as the "City of Oaks" due to the large number of oak trees that were planted by the founder. The region is equipped with dark alluvial clay soils, a Mediterranean climate, and hilly slopes that keep the hot afternoon sun at bay. Summers in Stellenbosch are dry and warm while the winters are cool and rainy. The most planted grape of the region is Chenin Blanc. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cinaut are the two red grapes planted in Stellenbosch.

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