Allan Scott Sauvignon Blanc 2008
An fragrant mix of pineapple and passionfruit tropical aromas with underlying ripe citrus characters adding complexity to the nose. On the palate again a flavoursome array of pineapples and passionfruit with a zesty citrus essence of orange and lime. Texture from the fruit concentration gives this wine great mouthfeel with a mouthwatering acid backbone creating an enduring structured and well balanced finish.
Perhaps I had had one too many Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand a couple of years ago, but they all started to blend into the same wine. So I was surprised not only that I bought this wine, but that it is actually making me rethink New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs. At first, the nose is very similar to other SBs from this region: white grapefruit, lime, and grass. But in the mouth, this wine is richer than most, with the crisp acidity being somewhat balanced by ripeness and what seems to me to be a touch of residual sugar. There's melon and apple in the finish. A very pleasant wine. See additional wine reviews at: http://winedinewith.us/