Ashbourne Sandstone Blanc 2019 750ml - Yankee Spirits
Ashbourne Sandstone Blanc 2019 750ml
SKU: 74097

Ashbourne Sandstone Blanc 2019

  • v89
  • wa89+


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Category White Wine
Origin South Africa, Walker Bay
Brand Ashbourne
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
Other vintages
This is an innovative white blend that captures the most beautiful possible expression of the sandstone-derived soils in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Free by design of excessively dramatic varietal fruit, the focus of the wine is on bright, hard minerality, salinity and vibrant natural acidity, coated by a full and gentle viscosity derived from a unique endemic yeast and the method of vinification, not from high alcohol. Nearly three decades of family experience have gone into this blend.
  • v89

The 2019 Sandstone was matured for five months in 700-liter amphorae. It has a fine asparagus and nettle bouquet, becoming quite tertiary with aeration. The Semillon imparts a light melted wax scent. The palate offers light tropical scents of guava and pineapple, then reins it in toward the finish, where a light saline note comes through. Fine.

April 2021
Wine Advocate
  • wa89+

A blend of 49% Sauvignon Blanc, 26% Sémillon and 25% Chardonnay, the 2019 Sandstone begins with classic Sauvignon Blanc notes of citrus, grapefruit and blackcurrant bud before showing wax melon, green apple and Meyer lemon. Medium-bodied, the energetic mouthfeel is food-friendly with bright acidity, hinting at sensations of dusty citrus blossom and ending with a crisp, clean finish that lingers with persistence. Nicely done.

February 26, 2021

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