Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Tasting Notes

Winery: Hamilton Russell
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
SKU: SOUSAU2020 Categories: ,
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc 2020


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92 pts Tim Atkin MW 2021

A small portion of this impressive, well-priced Sauvignon Blanc sees oak, but it’s focused on other flavours. Savoury, sappy and salty, with elderflower and grapefruit notes, lovely precision and a textured, bone-dry finish. 2021-24

90 pts ‘Smart Buys Wine Spectator  7/31/21

A stony white, sleek and well-knit, with hints of fresh tarragon and grapefruit zest accenting the delicate melon, fig
and peach fruit. Drink now through 2024. 5,000 cases imported.

90 pts Vinous April 2021

The 2020 Sauvignon Blanc has a refined bouquet of lime and orange pith, Granny Smith apples and crushed stone. The well-balanced palate is fresh and saline on the entry, with delicate touches of lemon and lime toward the finish. Lovely.

Winemaker Notes

Made in a way ensuring the personality of site and soil is not over-ridden by the forceful character of the variety, this wine exhibits the typical Southern Right balance of “Old World” minerality and length with hints of “New World” palate coverage and body. The 2020 is a wine that favours origin expressive individuality, minerality and palate complexity ahead of pure, pungent varietal aroma. A significant percentage of fruit from iron and clay-rich soil has added a mid-palate structural component and additional overall complexity to this wine. The Sandstone soils have contributed their typical bright, tensile character and a marked minerality.

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1 review for Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc 2020

  1. Edward Farrenkothen

    Great Sauvignon Blanc. Dry on the palate unlike some New Zealand offerings which can be very fruity.

    • Libby G

      Libby G

      Thanks for the feedback Ed, glad you enjoyed it!

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