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Southern Right Wine of the Day in the USA

Posted on: August 24, 2010

The Southern Right team was extremely proud to be awarded “Wine of the Day” on July 3rd in top US wine magazine, the Wine Spectator for the 2009 Southern Right Sauvignon blanc. This is the third time Southern Right Sauvignon blanc has achieved this accolade.


Our 2009 Sauvignon blanc scored 90/100 – an unusually high score for the price-point – making it the highest scoring Sauvignon blanc made from grapes grown in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley and the Walker Bay. Consumers at South Africa’s largest wine show (WineX JHB) praised the wine in their own way by voting it one of the ten best white wines on show, one of only 3 Sauvignon blancs in the top 10.


Senior Editor, James Molesworth, described our 2009 as follows: “This is really precise, with great cut to the nervy chive, thyme, lime, pippin apple and fleur de sel notes that run seamlessly through the mouthwatering finish. Offers nice latent weight.”


Our 2007 was Best South African Sauvignon blanc in the Wall Street Journal and our 2008 was the only Sauvignon blanc to get gold at the Classic Trophy awards.


The 2010 is expected to be released in September and looks to be an extremely worthy successor to the 2009.


As an aside, 2 magnums of our Southern Right Pinotage followed the annual summer route of the Southern Right Whales down to the Antarctic, where one will be drunk by the obliging scientists who carried them there, and the other will return with them to Hermanus to be auctioned for charity. Below is a photograph of the magnums in Antarctica.


All the best and we greatly look forward to receiving you at our new cellar on Southern Right!



Anthony Hamilton Russell

Hemel-en-Aarde Valley
P O Box 158
Hermanus, 7200
South Africa
Ph: +27 28 312 3595
Fx: +27 28 312 1797