Sunday, May 3, 2009

Two Oceans Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Two Oceans Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Origin: Western Cape, South Africa
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
Alcohol Content: 12.0%
Bottle Closure: Screw Cap
Purchase Date: April 2009
Purchase price: $8.99

Our review: Pale yellow with a tint of green, this wine has aromas of grapefruit and grass with discernable herbaceous notes. The palate is initially slightly sweet before the fruit flavors come through though they don't fully develop, remaining somewhat weak. The finish is short and undistinguished.

Our rating: This is one of those rare wines where it's easy to pick out its flaws but in the end they don't seem to matter much and the overall impression is rather agreeable. Not an elegant wine by any means, but definitely one to enjoy with a light lunch, on a picnic, or at the beach. We were pleasantly surprised, and rate it Above Average.

Taste profile from the winemaker: "Colour: Brilliant light green. Bouquet: A hint of green fig followed by ripe gooseberry and tropical aromas. Taste: An elegant, crisp wine displaying ripe gooseberry flavours on the fore palate backed by tropical fruit and a hint of grassiness that lingers long on the aftertaste."

Winery website: Two Oceans Wines.

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