Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc 2005

The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc 2005
Origin: Marlborough, New Zealand
Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol content: 13.0%
Bottle closure: Screw cap
Purchase date: January 2008
Purchase price: $12.99

Taste profile from the winemaker: "Colour: Bright with a pale yellow/green hue. Bouquet: Powerful aromas of passion fruit and tropical notes. Palate: Melon and stone fruit flavours are underpinned on a complex palate by a zesty acidity and the classic Awatere (Marlborough) flinty mineral spine."

ABC Wines review: Pouring this wine fills the air with strong aromas of tropical fruit and herbs. Typical of many New Zealand sauvignon blancs, the blend of citrus and grassy flavors is accompanied by a crisp mineral dryness. The finish is long, somewhat tart, and surprisingly weak. The complexity of the wine improves after being opened for 10 minutes or so. Although very good, there are better choices at this price point. Rated 91 points by Wine Enthusiast (07/2006). Our score: Above Average.

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