Monday, 23 August 2010

Two

Villa Maria Private Bin
2010 Vintage Sauvignon Blanc

I was very excited to try the first of the 2010 vintage NZ Sauvignons.
SB is the type of wine that is best when drunk fresh and young. This
will have only been in the bottle a couple few months by the time I
opened it.
Vintage 2010 was well balanced with varying levels of heat and
ripeness of the grapes. It was a cooler than average summer with a
warm dry autumn.

Intense on the nose with pineapple, lemon and black currant fruit
nose. On the palate it was actually quite smooth with a touch of ripe
melon on the body.
£8.99 from Tesco and Sainsbury

We also tasted the Asda extra special Cote du Rhone Villages
Which was smooth and fruity with a bit of vanilla oak influence and
nice warmth.
5.99 from Asda

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