Every now and then I grab a wine from the general list on flyer. No research … This is one of those. It caught my eye. Chile is one of the rare regions not affected by phyloxera a pest that loves eating grape roots. The result is that Chile, and this wine, have vineyards still growing on their original, sometimes very old vines/root stock. That is this wines claim to fame. Pale in color with an odd nose, some almost solvent notes. On the mid palate the wine displays some mild citrus notes and some odd solvent like notes. It’s not horrible, but not awesome either. I have no idea how to describe the flavor or where it might be coming from or if this might be a bad bottle of some kind. On the medium length finish the wine has some nice acidity and the solvent notes are mildly noticeable. A day later did not help it. I would give this an 87-88. In spite of the super low price this is not a great wine and there are much better Sauv blancs out there.
From the LCBO web site:
Root 1 Sauvignon Blanc — LCBO#: 445882
STYLE – Aromatic & Flavourful
Pale straw colour; the nose opens with a bright citrus bouquet, lime, grapefruit and fresh cut grass; the palate is extra-dry, light to medium-bodied with more crisp, fresh flavours of citrus, mineral and fresh herb notes; the finish is short and elegant. $12.95