Plenty of Sauvignon Blancs under R100 received good reviews in 2015

THERE IS PLENTY on offer in the way of good South African Sauvignon Blanc at under R100 a bottle – including quite a number of wines with good track records over the past 10 years. At under R50 a bottle, Merwida has been building a good repution, and for a few more greenbacks you can get some of the Top 20 wines in terms of the SA Sauvignon Blanc Classification, i.e. Anura of Paarl, the Cederberg Private Cellar and Flagstone of Somerset West.

The following wines all received good reviews in 2015 and the prices are those at the cellar door when surveyed earlier in the year, or approximate retail prices in the case of wineries that are closed to the public:

BEST VALUE SAUVIGNON BLANC UNDER R50 IN 2015

Alvi’s Drift ADS 2015, Worcester – R42
Boland Cellar Five Climates 2015, Paarl – R45
Koopmanskloof 2015, Bottelary/Stellenbosch – R37
Merwida 2015, Rawsonville – R48
Niel Joubert 2015, Paarl – R40
Rare Earth SAV 2013, Plettenberg Bay – R35
Secret Cellar ‘No 527’ 2014 (Ultra) – R37

BEST VALUE SAUVIGNON BLANC UNDER R100 IN 2015

Altydgedacht 2015, Durbanville – R65
Anura Reserve 2015, Klapmuts/Paarl – R95
Bergsig 2015, Breedekloof – R52
Bilton Bonnie Anne 2014, Helderberg/Stellenbosch – R65
Boschendal 1685 2015, Groot Drakenstein/Franschhoek – R80
Brampton 2015, Stellenbosch – R60
Cederberg 2015 – R95
Christina van Loveren 2014, Robertson – R83
Conradie 2015, Worcester – R50
Darling Cellars Premium 2015 – R65
Durbanville Hills Rhinofields 2015 – R90
Ernie Els 2015, Helderberg/Stellenbosch – R85
Flagstone Free Run Reserve 2013, Somerset West – R80
Jordan 2014, Stellenbosch Kloof – R90
Kaapzicht 2015, Bottelary/Stellenbosch – R52
Kranskop 2015, Robertson – R55
La Vierge Original Sin 2015, Hemel-en-Aarde/Hermanus – R95
Maastricht 2014, Durbanville – R60
Mooiplaas 2015, Bottelary/Stellenbosch – R96
Neil Ellis Groenekloof 2015, Helshoogte/Stellenbosch – R85
Nitida 2015, Durbanville – R77
Paul Cluver 2014, Elgin – R75
Phizante Kraal 2015, Durbanville – R58
Simonsvlei Hercules Paragon 2015, Paarl – R85
Spier Woolworths Windy Peak Single Vineyard 2014, Stellenbosch – R90
Survivor 2015 (Overhex), Worcester cellar, Swartland grapes – R80
The Dry Land Collection 2014 (Perdeberg), Paarl – R70
Villiera Bush Vine 2015, Koelenhof/Stellenbosch – R91
Vondeling 2015, Voor Paardeberg/Paarl – R65
Zevenwacht 2015, Kuils River/Stellenbosch – R65
Zorgvliet 2015, Banghoek/Stellenbosch – R95