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Boekenhoutskloof - Porcupine Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2016


  • Country: South Africa
  • Wine Region: Paarl
  • Wine Area: Franschhoek
  • Wine Maker: Marc Kent
  • Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 12.47
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Food Matching

Food Matching

Like many South African wines, this one tips its hat respectfully to both Old World and New World styles of Sauvignon Blanc, and is delightfully versatile. It can be drunk on its own and makes a great party wine, and can take on all kinds of fish and shellfish in myriad preparations, including creamy and spicy sauces. It is a great accompaniment to big salads, and, though it doesn't really work with meats, could take on a chicken salad with a tangy dressing. While it isn't a match for most cheeses, try it with goats' cheese, on its own or in a salad. It can take on smoked fish but not anything too salty.

Duty/Vat Paid
VS: 87 (2010) JR: 16 (2012) WS: 86 (2016) WE: 88 (2010) JP: 3 Stars (2015)

Wine tasting notes

Tropical fruit flavours with gooseberries and a hint of nettles. The flavours carry on to the palate with a good long dry finish. Crisp natural acidity and good balance ensure a streamlined wine with easy drinking.

Expert Reviews

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2010)87 pts

Pale, bright green-tinged yellow. Precise aromas of lemon peel, spearmint, anise and fresh herbs. Moderately intense and slightly green-edged but fresh and easygoing, with hints of citrus fruits and herbs. Dry but not hard. Finishes with modest length. (2012)16 pts

May 2013 - Very light and dry. Nicely balanced dry white with some good fruit in the middle though it's free of the wilder excesses of Sauvignon aroma. Some persistence. GV when on special offer.

Wine Spectator (2016)86 pts

Offers light mâche and lime pith notes, with a quick, racy-edged finish. Drink now.

Wine Enthusiast (2010)88 pts

Green apple and white watermelon rind lead the way on this Sauv Blanc, as flavors of green fig and bright citrus liven up the medium-weight mouth. Balanced and very drinkable; enjoy now

John Platter (2015)3 stars

Bright lemon tang, crisp & zesty 2015 will provide the usual ample summertime refreshment.

Vinification Notes

The wine was cold fermented under reductive conditions to retain as much flavour as possible. After fermentation the wine was kept on lees to add complexity. Again, the Sauvignon Blanc came from four regional sources, Malmesbury, Wellington, Robertson and Franschhoek.