Thursday, July 1, 2010

Neil Ellis Sincerely Sauvignon Blanc '08, South Africa

Flavorful and crisp, fruit-driven white wine from the Cape Region in South Africa from one of the lately most respected winemaker, Neil Ellis.

Technical Data: 100% Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Aged in Stainless steel tanks

Description: Bright light gold color. Very appealing Nose; the very first aromas coming into mind is citrus peel then grapefruit is kicking in followed by woody as well as peppery notes mingled together, finishing by grassy and tropical fruity notes. This wine shows a complex nose which is not cheated by its palate. The wine is crisp, textured, medium-bodied, displaying on its palate exotic flavors such as citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruits (mango) and also a bit of Hawthorne laced together and tied by a long lasting finish with grassy undertone.

Food Pairing & Service: Recommended with light seafood dishes, creamy pasta or light chicken dish, also well suited with some spicy Asian dishes as well as salad. Great wine for the coming summer season! Serve chilled.

Score: 8/10

Price as seen on MD shelf: $15.99

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