Category Archives: sauvignon blanc

Cleanskin Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Cleanskin, Sauvignon blanc, Adelaide Hills, South Australia, 2016 This wine: varietal sauvignon blanc, made from anonymous surplus wine of the named region, screw cap closure, 13% abv, Direct Wines, ~£9 (10/17) Consumer tasting note: pale lemon, with rich ripe aromas … Continue reading

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Tarapaca Sauvignon Chile 2016

Vina Tarapaca, Sauvignon blanc, Central Valley, Chile, 2016 This wine: lot No. L6356, varietal sauvignon blanc, screw cap closure, 12.5% abv, widely available, ~£9 (12/17) Consumer tasting note: pale lemon hued, with aromas of citrus, and warmer edges of unripe … Continue reading

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Minet Pouilly Fume 2006

Regis Minet, Vieilles Vignes, AOC Pouilly Fume, Loire, France, 2006 This wine: lot no. L0207, varietal sauvignon blanc, fermented and aged in stainless steel, natural cork closure, 13% abv, Gauntleys, £8 (bin end, was £14.57) (03/17) Last tasted 04/04/17. Consumer … Continue reading

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Tamar Ridge S.Blanc 2007

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. WSET style tasting note Appearance: faulty, when agitated in … Continue reading

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Hippolyte Reverdy Sancerre 1987

Hippolyte Reverdy, Vignoble de la Perriere, Chaudoux-Verdigny, AOC Sancerre, Cher, France, 1987 On the off-chance that this bottle was sound, I thought it worthwhile to see how a 30-year old Sancerre had developed – and was pleasantly surprised. This wine: … Continue reading

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Minet Pouilly Fume 2006

Regis Minet, Vieilles Vignes, AOC Pouilly Fume, Loire, France, 2006 This wine: varietal sauvignon blanc, fermented and aged in stainless steel, natural cork closure, 13% abv, Gauntleys, £8 (bin end, was £14.57) (03/17) Consumer tasting note: proof that some sauvignon … Continue reading

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Les Tarnes Menetou-Salon 2015

Jean-Paul Godinat (vigneron/negociant), Les Chais du Val de Loire, Les Tarnes, AOP Menetou-Salon, Loire, France 2015 Menetou Salon, lying about 20 miles south-west of Sancerre and 10 miles north-east of Bourges, can offer decent, and better, sauvignon quality without the premium prices … Continue reading

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