35° South Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Origin: Central Valley, Chile
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Bottle Closure: Screw Cap
Purchase Date: April 2009
Purchase price: $9.99
Our review: Pale yellow with a tinge of green, this wine has fresh aromas of grass, lemongrass, and gooseberry with slight kiwi-like tropical fruit notes. Crisp on the palate, the fruit flavors are somewhat muted and decidedly watery. A mineral dryness develops into the finish that is accompanied by an unbalanced acidity. Allowing this wine to remain opened for 10 minutes or so improved (a little) its overall complexity.
Our rating: An undistinguished effort at best. We have generally been impressed with Chilean sauvignon blancs but this one disappointed us. It isn't a bad wine, but it isn't memorable either. We rate it on the low, very low, side of Average.
Taste profile from the winemaker: "Colour: A balanced wine, clean and shiny straw color. Nose: Tropical fruits as pineapple and banana. Palate: On the palate notes of citrus, grapefruit and pineapple, ripe and fresh. Medium volume and nice acidity balance."
Winery website: 35 Sur, Vina San Pedro.