October 18, 2008

2007 Brancott Sauvignon Blanc

Brancott Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand
Far from Marlborough New Zealand, in the shadow of the Sears tower (that's it in the background of the pic), this wine is being enjoyed with some grilled chicken, broccoli, and cous cous. Sauvignon Blanc is not really a fall wine, but the immediate sweetness and intensity reminded me of a riesling, which is far more appropriate for this time of year.

The citrus acidity brought a nice zing in the finish, but left a bit of a gummy palate after the finish. The label speaks of a bell pepper flavor, which is a bit of a stretch. For $10, I'll put this at average with a 5 out of 10 ranking. A bit sweet for me. The wife gave it a 6.5...but it's not her blog ;)

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