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2012 Rustenberg Wines Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape
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88 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2013

Pale, bright silver-yellow.  Pear, pepper and wild herbs on the nose, along with light metallic and weedy nuances.  Suppler and creamier in the mid-palate than the winery's 2012 white blend but a bit less harmonious today for all its breadh.  Finishes tactile and quite dry, with lingering notes of lemon and grapefruit.  I'd wait six months before pulling the cork.

87 Points | Wine Spectator
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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South Africa has produced wines in the area of Cape Town since the 17th century, but the country's significant place in the U.S. market is far more recent. During the era of apartheid, trade sanctions imposed on imports from South Africa kept these wines out of the U.S. and many other markets, with the effect that local South African winemakers had little incentive to produce wines that could compete in a global setting...
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Sauvignon Blanc

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