Monday, September 29, 2008

Tall Horse Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Wine: Tall Horse Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Origin: Western Cape, South Africa
Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Bottle closure: Synthetic Cork
Purchase Date: September 2008
Purchase Price: $8.99

Taste profile from the winemaker: "A brisk white with a dash of herbaceous grassland aromas and flavours that race across the palate stretching to a lively fresh finish. Appearance: A glowing pale gold with a blush of youthful green. Nose: Alluring wafts of grassland savanna layered with gentle pineapple fruit. Palate: Energetic and dry with brisk citrus and herbaceous flavours that canter to the very lively fresh finish."

ABC Wines review: A mix of tropical fruit and tree fruit aromas are exhibited by this golden yellow wine. Ever so slightly sweet on the palate, the moderately full-bodied flavors are balanced with a nice acidity. The finish, however, is unremarkable. Our score: A fairly typical South African sauvignon blanc that we rate the on the high side of average.

Winery website: Tall Horse Wines.

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