Tamar Ridge, Kayena Vineyard, Sauvignon blanc, Tasmania, Australia, 2007
This wine: Lot No. L106, varietal sauvignon blanc, screw-cap closure, 13.5% abv, Vintage Wines, bin end, £9 (09/17)
Consumer tasting note: faulty.
Nose: faulty, medium (+) intensity, with aromas as they come, of whiffs of sewage, warm wet wool.
Palate: practically zero intensity, light alcohol, light body, with flavours of very low-key sewage and warm wet wool.
Quality: faulty. This chronic level malaise seems likely to be caused either by bacterial infection, or perhaps yeast-induced haziness, which is frequently associated with off-odours .
Drinking readiness/ageing potential: faulty.
- Jackson, R.S. Wine Tasting, A Professional Handbook, 2nd edition, pp.43-45. Elsevier Academic Press, 2009.