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2004 Neil Ellis Groenekloof Sauvignon Blanc (750ml)
Producer: Neil Ellis Wines neilellis.com
Appellation: Groenekloof - South Africa
Type: white
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$15.99
Availability:
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Tasting Notes:
manageyourcellar.com/winecellar/do/tasting/SouthAfrican
tasted: April 20, 2005 , Catherine Granger ManageYourCellar.com
3 stars "Pale yellow color. Grass and grapefruit on the nose. Dry with a lively acidity on the palate. Crisp and mineral finish. A wine to drink with shellfish."
rated: December 1, 2004 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
89 points "Ripe and juicy, with peach, grapefruit and floral notes that stay bright and refreshing on the finish. Nicely done. Drink now." Best 2005-
rated: February 1, 2005 , Wine & Spirits wineandspiritsmagazine.com
90 points "On west-facing hills eight kilometers from the coast north of Cape Town this vineyard in Groenekloof grows a rich yet tightly built sauvignon. Lasting notes of gooseberry citrus rind and pungent herbs cut the density of the wine as fat as a scallop ready to freshen a plate of them seared. "
rated: April 1, 2005 , Stephen Tanzer wineaccess.com/expert/tanzer
89 points "Aromatic nose combines citrus skin, pear, grass, gooseberry and mint. Juicy, dense and rather subtle, with firm acids giving shape to rich flavors of citrus fruit, minerals and mint. Still tightly wound and a tad metallic. Finishes impressively long, subtle and dense. Very good for 2004 sauvignon."