In the glass the wine is pale yellow with a green hue. It is a watery wine and is very clear. It looks like a Summer wine and certainly makes one want to drink it. We miss Summer...if you couldn't tell.
The nose is tropical though and through which, if this is your first review of ours you're reading, we love. There's mango and papaya front and centre. Beneath all that is a lemon peel element that really rounds out the nose. Very nice smelling wine.
The flavours are interesting to say the least. It is a typically tart and crisp Sauv Blanc. There is a citrus component on palate as well but the tropical notes are not there. In its place is a flinty and clean mouth feel but that is not unfamiliar. It goes beyond that though and is almost a really dry version of a Riesling. Very unique for this style of wine. We get under ripe pears and green mango in there. Again familiar but different.
|Sight (0-5)||Watery with a pale yellow colour with a green hue.||4.25|
|Smell (0-5)||Tropical nose with mango and papaya with citrus underneath.||4.25|
|Taste (0-10)||Tart and crisp with flinty and under ripe fruit notes of pear and green mango.||8.25|
|Total:||16.75 / 20 (83.75%)|
This wine is $20 locally and that is certainly in line with others in the category. The unique flavours make this one a tougher call in terms of do we love it or not. We like it for sure and the flavour comes in as a stand up and take notice kind of thing but maybe it's a little too under ripe.
Keep on tasting!
Chris & Shannon