Ataraxia Sauvignon Blanc, Upper Hemel-en-Aarde, South Africa 2021
I discovered the wines of Ataraxia 5 years ago when I was staying in Hermanus. I organised a blind tasting of about 40 Sauvignon Blanc's from South Africas top vineyards. There were 4 of us tasting and one wine stood out head and shoulders above the rest Ataraxia Sauvignon Blanc from their vineyards in Walker Bay. This was just up the coast and was my next port of call to meet Kevin Grant, their renowned wine-maker and so our relationship began.
I tasted the current vintage of the Sauvignon Blanc last week it was in a word sensational and more complex that other Sauvignon Blanc's with an array of flavours - citrus, passion fruit, peaches and apricots with a finish that lingered and lingered. Lovely wine.
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