Wine Review: 2014 Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc

Basic Information

Name – Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc

Vintage – 2014

Region – South Africa – Western Cape – Stellenbosch

Price – $14.99

Alcohol Content – 13.28%


Bottle – Clear-green bottle with a pale green/white label and black font.  It has a red Mulderbosch logo on the bottom of what appears to be a print of a hot wax stamp.

Wine – The wine is clear and light straw in color with a green rim variation.


Not a ton on the nose.  Vegetal and floral like with green bell pepper. There is some citrus and tropical fruit on the nose as well.



This wine is medium minus in body with high acidity. I get a sense of citrus, green apple, notes of graphite, and strong minerality.  Overall, it reminds me of some California Sauvignon Blanc’s more than a New Zealand style.  The differentiating factor that I find distinct to most South African Sauvignon Blanc’s is that strong vegetal aroma and stronger green taste. The finish is short in length of graphite and green olive.

Suggested Pairings

Food – Shellfish, Vegan, Goat Cheese

Cigar – Camacho Liberty 2017


Vinous – 91/100pts

Tim Atkin Report – 90/100pts

Winemakers Notes

This is a really classy style of Sauvignon Blanc displaying both restraint and exuberance at the same time. Classic notes of gunflint, graphite and elderflower aromatics are balanced by more exuberant notes of fresh green figs and zesty grapefruit. Multifaceted flavours from savoury sage and green olive to fruity flavours of ripe quince, rock melon and green fig. There’s a pithy grapefruit texture to the palate that is well balanced by fresh, yet firm acidity and a delicious length

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