Friday, January 21, 2011

Chateau Los Boldos "Cuvee Tradition" Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Chateau Los Boldos "Cuvee Tradition" Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Origin: Rapel Valley, Chile
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Bottle Closure: Natural Cork
Purchase Date: September 2010
Purchase Price: $10.99

Our review: Straw colored with silver and green highlights, this wine has mild aromas of citrus, tropical fruit, and lemongrass. The primarily citrus flavors are nicely balanced on the palate. Some minerality creeps in towards the finish, which is lengthy though a bit thin.

Our rating: This is a very nice example of this varietal, but not an exceptional one. We served our bottle with broiled chicken, with which it paired well, but we would have expected this wine to have a little more character; it seems to promise more than it can deliver. We still rate it Above Average, but we sense it could have been much better. We recently rated the Chateau Los Boldos "Momentos" Sauvignon Blanc 2010 Average (though it costs a bit less).

Taste profile from the winemaker: "Very bright and wide wine with greenish reflexes. In nose has a strong intensity, it highlights grape fruit and fresh pear. In mouth, grape fruit, pear and exotic fruit. Good presence of acidity gives it freshness."

Winery website: Viña Los Boldos.

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