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2010 Buitenverwachting Sauvignon Blanc Constantia
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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July 2011

Pale yellow.  Raw pineapple, grapefruit zest, pepper and a whiff of gooseberry on the very pure nose.  At once broad and penetrating; a serious young sauvignon with dominant flavors of pepper and minerals.  The wine's fruit is currently in the background but lovely ripe acidity and sneaky dusty length suggest that this will be better for another year or so of bottle aging.

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