Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Opening with elements of tomato vine, green bell pepper and asparagus, the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc has sweet citrus and grapefruit aromas that are immediate and upfront. Medium-bodied, the wine initially continues with a green herbaceous character but quickly subsides to a brisk citric finish, leaving me wanting more complexity. 7850 bottles were produced.
The intrinsic Sauvignon Blanc characteristics of tropical fruits, melon and gooseberry, with underlying tones of pineapple and passion fruit sustained on a fresh, crisp and well-balanced palate with prodigious length.
The Rustenberg Stellenbosch Sauvignon Blanc is grown at some of the highest altitudes that vineyards are grown at in the Stellenbosch region; just over 550m above sea level, right against the Simonsberg Mountain. The cooling effect of altitude and the oceanic breeze blowing off False Bay and Table Bay which are both within line of sight of the vineyards, combined with the vineyards being planted on West facing slopes make this ideal for the production of a full flavoured, more tropical styled Sauvignon Blanc. Made without the influence of oak the wines are aged on their lees for further palate weight and complexity to balance out the wines' natural acidity.