Monday, April 11, 2011

Tiki Sound Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Tiki Sound Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Origin: Marlborough, New Zealand
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Bottle Closure: Screw Cap
Purchase Date: February 2011
Purchase Price: $9.99

Our review: Light gold with green and silver highlights, this wine is lightly fragrant, with aromas of lime and citrus blossom and slight notes of lemongrass. The palate has a bit more body than one might expect, with rounded, well-balanced citrus flavors (grapefruit, lime) and just a hint of bell pepper and herbs. The finish is brief, adding little of note.

Our rating: This is a very nice example of this varietal from New Zealand, typical in many respects of what one has come to expect from the region, yet bringing its own style to the table. For example, it's a bit softer than others we've sampled, crisp but not bracing. We enjoyed our bottle with Thai cuisine, but think it very food-friendly, pairing nicely with most white-meat or seafood dishes. We rate it Above Average, nearly Excellent.

No taste profile from the winemaker found.

Winery website: None found.


best australian wines said...

It's one of the rare crisp Sauvignons from the region.

wine online said...

One of my favorite Sauvignons since its flavor is crisp and mild.

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