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De Morgenzon - DMZ Sauvignon Blanc 2017


  • Country: South Africa
  • Wine Region: Stellenbosch
  • Wine Maker: Carl van de Merwe
  • Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 89 (2016) WS: 90 (2016) VS: 89 (2015) WE: 89 (2015) JP: 3.5 Stars (2013)

Wine tasting notes

Pale, bright gold with green reflections. Expansive nose blossoming with youth and bursting fresh bouquet on the nose. Heaps of fresh, ripe, sweet fruit in the mouth with jangle of brisk acidity. Intense and almost like a stroppy young teenager full of vigour yet still has the breeding to tone down and develop over a year or two. Enjoy now in the exuberance of youth and follow it’s development over next few years

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2016)89 pts

Apr 2017 - Neal Martin - The 2016 Dmz Sauvignon Blanc, which is 90% estate fruit, has a lovely ripe bouquet with touches of peach, Conference pear and gooseberry, demonstrating more vigor than the 2015 at this stage. The palate is vibrant and fresh on the entry, with a little more rondeur than the 2015, spicy towards the second half with gooseberry and kiwi fruit notes fanning out nicely. This is a satisfying Sauvignon Blanc, a worthy follow-up to the 2015.

Wine Spectator (2016)90 pts

Very fresh, with lemon peel, white peach and chamomile notes streaming along. Bright acidity and a flash of thyme through the finish add zip and length.

Vinous/Stephen Tanzer (2015)89 pts

Pale greenish-yellow. Pungent aromas of grapefruit pith, capsicum, fresh herbs and anise. Dense, peppery and broad, showing captivating spicy, herbal lift to the grapefruit and soft citrus flavors. A very savory Sauvignon Blanc with concentration and a smooth texture. Finishes ripe but dry, with very good length.

Wine Enthusiast (2015)89 pts

There's a natural herbal beauty to this wine, with pleasant notes of green pepper, fynbos, thyme, laurel, fennel bulb and lemongrass that dance around the green plum and white melon-rind fruit. The medium-weight body is balanced by lime-flavored acidity and a bitter pithy accent on the close. Drink now.

John Platter (2013)3.5 stars

Dusty Durbanville, elegant Elgin fruit combo quite delightful in ultra-crisp but not harsh 2013 multi-region blend. Follows finer 2012, also with tiny oaked portion to balance overall fresh & lively profile.

Vinification Notes

Bunch selection was done in the vineyard. The grapes were left on the skins over night, and lightly pressed. After settling the juice was racked and inoculated with VIN13. Fermentation took place at 13ºC to ensure a fruity wine that will linger in your memory.