Made reductively in order to maximize the fruit personality of the vintage, the 2018 shows more marked fruit aromatics than usual, while maintaining the typical Southern Right balance of Old World minerality and length with hints of New World palate coverage and body. 2018 is a wine that favours origin expressive individuality, minerality and palate complexity ahead of pure, pungent varietal aroma. A significant percentage of fruit from clay-rich soil has added an intense mid-palate structural component and addition overall complexity to this wine.
The 2018 Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc is a gorgeous release wine by the talented Anthony Hamilton Russell. On the nose this entices with gooseberry, white pepper, green bell pepper and suggestions of peat moss that build in the glass. Refreshing and showing nice mid-palate weight, the wine yields lemon zest, gooseberry, kiwi and melon flavors that all mingle nicely. 90. Owen Bargreen, International Wine Report.