Friday, August 1, 2008

Monkey Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Monkey Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Origin: Marlborough, New Zealand
Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Bottle closure: Synthetic Cork
Purchase Date: July 2008
Purchase Price: $7.99

Taste profile from the winemaker: "Colour: Light yellow in colour, with green tints and brilliant clarity. Aroma: A bouquet of ripe grapefruit, kiwifruit and pineapple. Palate: A charming, elegant wine, displaying intense varietal character. Crisp and refreshing, with vibrant flavours of ripe citrus and tropical fruit, the palate has excellent weight and length."

ABC Wines review: Aromas of citrus and green apple with some fresh vegetal notes are exhibited by this wine. There is an initial sensation of fruit-forward sweetness on the palate that is followed by fuller fruit flavors accompanied by a clean mineral dryness. The finish is moderately long with a nice acidity. Our Score: Not one of the better wines from this region, but at $8 a clear choice as an everyday wine for lighter dishes (or, as we did, with barbecue chicken sandwiches). Above Average.

Winery website: Monkey Bay Wines.

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