Name: Talbingo Hill Sauvignon Blanc

Variety: Sauvignon Blanc

Region: South Eastern Australia

Country: Australia

Year: 2016

Price: $14.99

Wine Critic Description:

Tropical notes along with lime mingle in the bouquet. On the palate, more lime along with passion fruit, crisp acidity, and a zesty finish make for a delightful Sauvignon Blanc

My Review:

I actually really enjoyed this wine, even though I was not expecting too. For some reason I just assumed that I wouldn’t like Sauvignon Blanc, but I did! The wine had a really clear yellow tint, which I haven’t seen before. I normally think of white wine as more golden, but this one was definitely yellow. I got hints of melon and some type of flower, maybe lavender, as well as honey in the bouquet. There was also one more scent that I could not for the life of me figure out but, after reading the critique, I realized that I was smelling the lime. I think that I couldn’t identify it because it was not what I was expecting. The taste was the best part however – as it should be. It was much more dry than most wines I like, but there was still enough sweetness to cut the acidity. The wine itself tasted like apples (specifically yellow apples), vanilla and clove spices, and a little bit of lemon. It was really nice!

I drank this wine without food but I’m going to have some food with it the next time I try it. I think this recipe for Garlicky Lemon Shrimp would go really well with this wine.

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