Tuesday, October 11, 2011

BrisAndes Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Casablanca Valley, Chile (wine review and rating)

BrisAndes Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Origin: Casablanca Valley, Chile
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
Alcohol Content: 13.0%
Bottle Closure: Synthetic Cork
Purchase Date: August 2011
Purchase Price: $9.99 (750ml bottle)

Our review: A very pale greenish-gold in color, this wine has aromas of citrus, gooseberry and lemongrass. The citrus flavors are tart on the palate, almost exceedingly so, and aren't balanced until well into the very lengthy finish, at which time some minerality is introduced.

Our rating: We didn't care much for this wine, which seemed to lack focus. True, it has all the characteristics of this varietal and is created largely in what we consider to be a typical Chilean style, but it seemed all over the map. Not the best way to describe a wine, we know, but that's our overall impression. We served our bottle with chicken and vegetable wraps, not a bad pairing, considering. Simple is probably better here in terms of matching foods. We rate it, however, just Below Average.

Taste profile from the winemaker: The color is clear with nice green reflections, the nose exhibiting traditional and "savage" aromas of Sauvignon Blanc: boxwood and exotic fruit (pineapple and lime). On the palate fresh, very juicy with good persistence and expression as well as balance. (From the label.)

Winery website: None found.

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