deVine Thoughts

September 27, 2011

A Stellar New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 5:21 pm

astrolabeAuthor: Dirk Chan

It’s been quite a while since I have been excited about a $20 wine, but the 2010 Astrolabe Sauvignon Blanc – $20.99 from Marlborough, New Zealand did just that.

This blew all of us at deVine away with its immense quality and great price point. Tasting more like a cross between the Kim Crawford and the Cloudy Bay (both of which sell for more money), this had a standout nose of the trademark cat pee gooseberry nose, with fresh mown grass and drying hay. On the palate, it sang with wild exotic tropical fruit, citrus notes of grapefruit and a keylime pie finish. The concentration of fruit was very intense and stayed on the palate for a minute. This won Best Sauvignon Blanc award at the London International Wine Show in London in 2008.

Bravo and our highest recommendation – should be fabulous for Thanksgiving dinner too. Grab yours fast before the rest catches on. Thanks to Michael Fregren of Christopher Stewart Wine & Spirits for bringing this fabulous white into Alberta. You can purchase this online here..

Look out for our Thanksgiving Dinner wine recommendations early next week…

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