Friday, May 1, 2009

Los Vascos Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Los Vascos Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Origin: Casablanca Valley, Chile
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
Alcohol Content: 13.0%
Bottle Closure: Synthetic Cork
Purchase Date: March 2009
Purchase price: $9.99

Our review: A pleasing blend of lime and gooseberry aromas with slight vegetal notes (bell pepper) are presented by this pale yellow / green wine. Of light- to moderate-body, the fruit flavors are not pronounced and are accompanied by a stone-like minerality on the palate. The extended citrus-based finish has a somewhat chalky character to it.

Our rating: A rather unique take on this varietal that will not be to everyone's liking. A good wine to serve with grilled shellfish. It notably improved in depth and complexity after being opened a bit. We rate it in the high side of Average.

Taste profile from the winemaker: "Clear with nice green reflections. The nose has the traditional and ‘savage’ aromas, which are particularly expressive and typical: boxwood, gorse and exotic fruit (pineapple and lime). In the mouth, it is fresh, very juicy and balanced with good persistence. The grapes from Casablanca and Leyda bring minerals to the wine as well as elegance."

Los Vascos Sauvignon Blanc 2008icon is available to purchase from

Winery website: Vina Los Vascos.

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