At first pour it was all cut grass and cat pee, but (thankfully) after 30 mins or so it lost that Kiwi shrill and became much more floral, balanced and almost savory even! Nice, but not without its moment of scary horror.........
Tasted over 18 months with consistent notes throughout. My last bottle.
Very similar experience to my note a little over one year ago but the wine has now picked up a little more weight; still very refreshing; more intensity of apricot and nuttiness and possible a little less of the minerality. Quite good and a wonderful QPR.
Drank well over two nights. Still drinking very nicely. Grapefruit (and some guava?) on the nose and a nicely balanced body that seems soft and round even as it shows minerality and firm acid. It does have a grassy side to it and I'd agree with UpfromtheCellar that it combines Kiwi & French style, but I'm fine with that. Very good QPR.
Always one of my favorite garagiste producers, this delivers. Freshness, elegance and minerality that are impossible to find at this price point. Held up very well over three nights, so no rush to drink this, although given how delicious it is today - why wait?
Hay and cut grass on the nose. The palate was rich and expansive, with creamy notes of grapefruit - acids and minerals well balanced against the fruit. Finish was clean and neutral. A really nice Sauvignon Blanc and a nice alternative to the Kiwi cat pee that costs about the same.
Pale golden in color; nose of soft apricot, lemon and minerals; bright palate of citrus, stonefruit, light grassiness and minerals; great acid; not terribly complex but very refreshing and pleasant; overall, wonderful QPR at <$10. Boom.
I though this was a restrained version sauvignon blanc relative to the explosive New Zealand ones. It had grapefruit flavor but not over the top, not razor sharp acidity, but pleasant just the same. I did like it as it had a bit more mineral to it; what I'm not certain, but not calcium is my guess. My wife felt it was a very powerful wine, as she got buzzed pretty good from only a glass or two, and as a result did not enjoy. This wine is meant to be enjoyed within the first three years of it's life. i have one more and i might try it next year. The wine looks Light gold colored. The legs are Medium. It smells like and Grapefruit. It tastes like Grapefruit, Mineral, and Stoniness. The body is Light/Medium. The wine has Oily texture. The wine finishes Medium.
Flavors of citrus and pluots with very good acidity, medium+ weight on the palate, and a stemmy, limey, clearly Sauvignon Blanc finish. Excellent for the money. Pair it with any dish involving lemon juice and capers. Should probably be consumed within a year. 87-88
Always a pleasing, refreshing wine, and a hell of a value. Aromas are crisp and smooth, showing dominate sweet lemon aromas, strawberry tops, and quartz minerals. The palate is soft and pleasingly creamy in texture, with impressive bright lemon flavors, more light minerals, and lightly sweet-tart flavors. It's not cutting, though; actually quite creamy and smooth. Finish dials up with a little more acidity, but again just sweet lemon curd flavor with a creaminess. This isn't a complex wine, but it is undeniably refreshing and delicious. Something that is incredibly enjoyable without any thought.
Grass & Brass look. Herbaceous and mild citrus nose. Very nice and full with a slatey lemon flavor. Medium finish. Absolutely great value. Ei liked as well. Update after bottle two; smoothness, balance, super good, off the charts QPR at under $10.