Tuesday, November 22, 2005

35 South Sauvignon Blanc 2003


A very clean crisp dry wine, that is very fruity and not in the least bit tart, weith flavours of gooseberry and hints at tropical fruits - this wine from the Lontue Valley in Chile's central valley is simply amazing value for money - when bought is was just £3.29- This is because it is from the largest vineyard in South America - a 3,000-acre monster sited on the flat valley floor of Lontu√©, which lies in the third of the four Central Valley sectors, Curic√≥. It makes a decent variatal wine, though it needs drinking young and was bought in Sainsbury's - however the supermarkets have caught on that this is good stuff and the price has slowly risen over the last couple of years to around £5 a bottle, however at whichever price this is highly quaffable for drinking everyday or with starters requiring a dry white (17/20)

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