Canterbury Wines: Sauvignon Blanc Blends

By: Canterbury Wines  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Wine, Fruit

   "Pure and racy, the pleasure is confirmed in the aromatic extension of the bouquet. Well balanced between roundness and vividness, it has a remarkable volume. This Graves reflects all the typicity of its terroir and it is perfectly vinified. Full, round and silky, with just enough nervousness" - Hachette, The French Wine Bibles; "Stylish and well made with plenty of fruit' - David Peppercorn MW; "A very successful, eco-friendly wine" - Le Revue du Vin de France, 90 points; "Very attractive with aromas of white peach, abundant fruit and good acidity" - Stepehen Brook, The Complete Bordeaux    $24.95 per bottle

     "Beautifully crafted and balanced" - James Halliday, 94 points; "Trademark stylishness" - The Wine Front, 93 points; "The palate is bursting with fruit" - Nick Stock  $35.95 per bottle

   My favourite of the under $20 blends of semillon and sauvignon blanc out of Margaret River; "The palate is well-balanced and long, the finish zesty and fresh" - James Halliday, 93points   $19.95 per bottle

   Halliday's Top 100 of 2008 - 95 points  $18.95 per bottle

   James Halliday - 95 points; Tyson Stelzer - 94 points; Jeremy Oliver - 92 points  $18.95 per bottle

     James Halliday - 92 points    $14.95 per bottle

The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

Keywords: Fruit, Wine

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