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Mmm Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Loire France, 12%
A crisp and aromatic white wine made from grapes grown from old vine plots in Touraine and Anjou in the beautiful Loire Valley-With its rich, elegant style and fresh, crisp, herbaceous flavours, this has all the qualities of a top class Sancerre-This excellence was recognised by the award of 'Best Sauvignon Blanc' in France's prestigious Top 100 IGP wine competition.
Cono Sur 20 Barrels Sauvignon Blanc 2008, Chile, 13.5%
From the Casablanca Valley on the cool coastal region of Chile, this herb-scented wine was awarded Best Chilean Sauvignon Blanc and Best Chilean White Wine Trophy at the International Wine Challenge-A quite delicious Sauvignon Blanc that challenges the best sauvignons from around the world, very aromatic with green gage and cut grass aromas and a long, refreshing aftertaste-Would be perfect with seafood pasta.
Leopards Leap Family Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2009, South Africa, 13.5%
From a family winery in Franschhoek, a spectacularly beautiful valley first settled in the 17th century by French Hugenot refugees (Franschhoek means 'French Corner'), this is a crisp, refreshing Sauvignon Blanc with restrained gooseberry fruit enhanced by touches of lime and apple-A lovely aperitif.
Faustino Rivero Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Spain, 11.5%
Rioja's Faustino Rivero winery was founded more than 100 years ago by Olegario Rivero-Today its run by the fourth generation of the famil-The winery is now using the most modern equipment and winemaking techniques and is also developing new wines using a wider range of grape varieties-Their Spanish take on Sauvignon Blanc is crisp yet fresh and fruity with hints of passion fruit and herbs-Absolutely delicious on its own it would work well with paella.
Santa Ana Sauvignon Blanc 2009, Argentina, 13%
Bodegas Santa Ana is a leading Estate from the Cuyo region of Mendoza province, high in the Andes on the Western side of Argentina-Santa Ana has some of the finest vineyard sites in this area, where the natural thaw melt allows for vine growing without irrigation and the high altitude with cool evening temperatures naturally restricts yield and intensifies flavours-This Decanter gold medal winner is crisp and zesty with vibrant green and stone fruits and herbal hints.
The Post Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011, New Zealand, 12.5%
For many people Marlborough has now firmly established itself as the best place in the world for growing Sauvignon Blanc which is even more astonishing when you the think the first vines were only planted in the seventies-The 2011 vintage of this popular Sauvignon Blanc is crisp, zingy and full of peach, grapefruit and gooseberry flavours and is a superb example of what this region can produce.
Based on 1 Review
29 November 2012
Male, aged 35-44
This review is for the 2008 vintage
all of these, even the great 20 Barrels simply too old and past their best for mass produced sauvignon, hence the knock down price. Pass or buy younger.