Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Greywacke Marlborough New Zealand 2011 Sauvignon Blanc

Greywacke Marlborough New Zealand 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, approximately $18.00, 90 points, appears as a near viscous straw yellow.
An almost pungent aroma with enough petrol to elicited the thought that this might be an Australian Riesling, but had such density and complexity as to be more reminiscent of a Gewürztraminer (Tasted blind). Ultimately, smells of grapefruit, tangerine, and whiffs of grass should have revealed that this was a Sauvignon Blanc.
Medium bodied with fair acidity carried the aroma throughout the palate, and finished well with ginger and tangerine.
Friends bought this wine at the Wine ConneXtion in North Andover, MA., and with the help of the proprietor, successfully fooled me as to its varietal; Which is really not that hard to do.


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