82% Sauvignon Blanc & 18% Semillon
Isliedh is enjoyment with great food which will reward for many years to come. The wine displays a complex array of stone fruit, floral elements, limes, grapefruit and spicy oak. The palate is rich, seductive and exotic while retaining the characteristic Cape Point mineral edge.
92 points The Wine Advocate
The 2013 Isliedh Sauvignon Blanc includes 18% Semillon and is raised in 50% new oak. There are touches of wild mint, nettle and Japanese yuzu infusing the citrus fruit that is very well defined. The palate is very well balanced with crisp acidity, a fine mineralité here with a citric twist of lemon on the finish. It is not quite as immediate as previous vintages but the quality of the terroir is locked in here. It is an intriguing, cerebral Sauvignon Blanc from winemaker Duncan Savage.
92 points Vinous / Antonio Galloni
Bright yellow-gold. Pungent minerality to the lemon oil aroma, along with sexy lavender lift. Seriously concentrated and tactile, conveying an impression of strong dry extract but a light touch to its mineral, menthol and lemon flavors. Finishes dry, brisk and very long, with impressive palate presence and a subtle note of white grapefruit, but with its terrific concentration it's not austere today. This, too, will be better for a year's patience. Superb. Duncan Savage consistent makes some of South Africa's most electric Sauvignon Blancs from extreme sites.