I first tasted this wine at the Chilean Wine event and felt it needed a more thorough tasting. I grabbed a few of these since they are on sale. The wine is pale in color with a strong lemon/grassy bouquet. On the pallet are lots of tart flavors with the lemon and grass from the bouquet coming through in spades. This wine is quite sharp on it’s own. Not a bad thing, but if your looking for something mild this isn’t it. The flavors are VERY reminiscent of a Kim Crawford that I consider the benchmark in this class but more pronounced. Maybe one might even say less refined. Given this wine is 1/2 the price of Crawford that’s high praise. On the finish the wine is medium in length quite good again for the price. We paired it with a roast chicken and it went extremely well. The chicken took some of the sharpness off and the wine added lots of lovely flavors to the chicken!
The description on the bottle says “Vibrant and refreshing dry style with a zingy citrus fruit character.” Quite a good description!
I would give this an 88-89. It would be interesting to see if it becomes a little more refined with aging. I doubt it would keep a long time but 6 months to a year might make a world of difference. Given the “sale” price, jump out and grab some! By the way this is general list so VERY available!
The Gourmet food and wine show is coming up Nov 19th – 22nd, hope to see you there!
ERRAZURIZ SAUVIGNON BLANC LCBO 263574 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 10.40
Limited Time Offer Was: $ 11.90 Now: $ 10.40 Save: $ 1.50 Until Nov 8, 2009
Wine, White Wine, 13.1% Alcohol/Vol.
Made in: Chile, Chile By: Vina Errazuriz S.A.
Pale straw in colour, this medium bodied white has fresh grassy aromas, with lots of citrus and green apple, the citrus carries through on the palate and the finish is dry and refreshing