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2008 Neil Ellis Wines Sauvignon Blanc Sincerely Western Cape
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2009

($14) Bright, pale yellow. Cool aromas of citrus peel, gooseberry, licorice and pepper, with a whiff of tropical fruits. Round but dry, with classic, pure varietal flavors of gooseberry and pepper. This dense, textured wine finishes with sneaky length.

88 Points | Wine Spectator

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