Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Brancott Sauvignon Blanc 2008

I am not, as a rule, a big fan of Sauvignon Blancs. They tend to congregate at the ends of the spectrum, being either bland or excessively fruity. The New Zealands are an exception to the rule, however, and this is a nice wine. It comes on with a breathtaking intensity of light fruit flavors, has an alluring nose and, if it doesn't last on the palate as long as some of its brothers from smaller vineyards, can't be said to disappear instantly. It went beautifully with broiled salmon fillets, which can easily overpower a white. The PA price ($12.99) though is is decidedly an overreach (N.J. $10.99). So much for "mass purchasing power".

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