Sunday, October 19, 2008

Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Wine: Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Origin: Marlborough, New Zealand
Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Bottle closure: Natural Cork
Purchase Date: October 2008
Purchase Price: $8.99

Taste profile from the winemaker (taken from the bottle label): "Light yellow in colour, this wine has a distinctive Marlborough bouquet of ripe tropical and citrus fruit. The palate is crisp and zesty, with flavours of lemon, passionfruit, and melon."

ABC Wines review: This straw-colored wine has bright aromas of fresh grass, the zest of lime, and notes of kiwi and gooseberry. It is very, almost excessively, tart on the palate with distinct citrus flavors, notably grapefruit. The finish is lengthy but rather flat and undistinguished. Definitely not a wine to be used as an aperitif, it worked very well with our vegetable salad of tomatoes, onions, and cucumbers with a sun-dried tomato vinaigrette. Our score: Immediately recognizable as a New Zealand sauvignon blanc, this wine will not be to everyone's taste, but we found it as well Above Average. We thought last year's vintage was better, rating the Above average to Excellent.

Winery website: Nobilo - Discover Our Wines.

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