Without reading the background here I never would have guessed this as a Sauv Blanc. Not a lot of nose, a bit sweet topical fruit. The flavor is a fruity, tropical flavor with a bit of sweetness and some bite of what I would say was under ripe fruit. Overall s good balance and some nice smooth and tart finish. a very nice drinking wine, by itself, with fish and with various cheeses. Could easily be an aperitif or light wine with dessert.
I look forward to how this develops over my next two bottles
First bottle of 2011 after cases of 2010. Unless this is a unique bottle, the 2011 vintage is definitely inferior to 2010. There is not nearly the minerality or complexity that I so much enjoyed in all vintages from 2008-2010. I hope the next bottle proves this wrong. Not that this was bad...it just was not as good.
TasteLive #Touraine: Setting the International Standard for Sauvignon Blanc (TasteLive.com): (13%) 100% Sauvignon Blanc – One of these kids is not like the other… Different texture, much heavier (thought maybe time on lees but later learn it spends 8 months aging in oak casks) with overripe peach and stone fruit flavors showing some nuttiness/oxidation around the edges. From there honey and floral notes emerge, along with balancing acidity, on a soft, lingering finish. This captures your attention for sure. That will be good news for some and not so much for others. Not what I was expecting from a Sauvignon Blanc but definitely unique which is worth extra points in my book…
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