It’s no secret that I am not a fan of Sauvignon Blanc (commonly referred to as SB). I have tasted some that have changed my opinion in the short term but they have been few and far between. I much prefer the styles that have been carefully wrapped in a large cask of oak.
This one? Well, it hasn’t helped my opinion on SB. Grassy. No surprises there. Italian herbs. A pleasant surprise on the nose.
When I tasted it freshly opened, unfortunately those grassy herbal flavours were drowned by a quite sour note and really tight acid making it unpleasant to drink. Admittedly, I tried it again a couple of days later and, thankfully the sour note had all but disappeared but it didn’t help much. It was varietal but one dimensional.
This was not a wine for my taste but I’ve no doubt it will appeal to hard-nosed SB drinkers…and good luck to them.
Bec and Tim Duffy make great wine so I’m not quite sure what happened with this one. Dud bottle maybe?
Region: Tamar Valley, Tasmania Price: $20 Source: Gift