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Bayten Buitenverwachting Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa
  • WS 91
  • ST 91
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Winemaker Notes

This crisp, zesty Sauvignon Blanc displays textbook aromas and flavors of green fig, gooseberry and lime. Grassy herbal notes are supported by elegant underpinnings of mineral and chalk.

Critical Acclaim

WS 91
Wine Spectator

This has all the notes of a racy, cut-filled Sauvignon Blanc, with distinctive Meyer lemon, kaffir lime, bitter grapefruit and gooseberry flavors, but it's allied to an underlying richness that lets flashes of persimmon and rosewater flash on the finish. Very long. Impressive. Drink now through 2014.

ST 91
International Wine Cellar

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.

Bayten, , South Africa
Bayten
Bayten (formerly known as Buitenverwachting) was part of the original Constantia estate founded in 1685 by Simon van der Stel, the first governor of the Dutch Colony at the Cape. One of South Africa’s premier estates, this beautiful farm is situated on the east-facing slopes of the magnificent Constantiaberg Mountain, just south of Cape Town and a few miles from False Bay.

Today under the guidance of current proprietor Lars Maack, the winery has earned a... View More