Thursday, August 19, 2010

Anakena Indo Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Anakena Indo Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Origin: San Antonio Valley, Chile
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
Alcohol Content: 13.0%
Bottle Closure: Screw Cap
Purchase Date: July 2010
Purchase Price: $9.99

Our review: Light golden yellow with silver highlights, this wine has a grassy aroma coupled with citrus (gooseberry, lime zest) notes. Silky smooth on the palate, the fruit flavors are initially a bit muted before coming alive. There's a nice acidic balance here. The long finish has some subtlety to it.

Our rating: It's no secret we're fans of the standard Anakena sauvignon blancs: we've rated and reviewed three vintages so far (2006, 2007, 2008) giving each a nearly excellent rating. So we were anxious to try one of their slightly more expensive labels (though to be honest, other than source of grapes, we're not sure what the difference might be). Though this wine retains the classic flavor profile of this varietal, it is incredibly smooth, probably its best feature. Serve with fish or, as we did, with Asian cuisine. We rate it Excellent.

Taste profile from the winemaker: "Intense citrus and tropical notes. On the palate it is fresh and crisp."

Winery website: Anakena Wines (Chile).

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