Brancott Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2002 (PB)
This New Zealand white from the Marlborough region of New Zealand is a fine example of the HUGE difference paying a little more for a wine can make. I have tasted scads of Sauvignon Blancs over the years basically all under $10. So when I opened this wine I was baffled what the bouquet was emanating from the glass!
This golden delight is unlike anything I have ever had with different layers of aromas that I had a hard time pinning down. But as close as I could come is touches of peach and pears, with cantaloupe mixed and then another layer of something really nice I can only describe as a bouquet of flowers; a touch green, but a touch perfumey as well and then another layer of something reminding me of oregano yet not oregano. This is what wine tasting is about!
All this was even before it went into my mouth and it had already been worth the cost—a mere $14! In the mouth it is citrusy and tart with flavors of all the above aromas. When it is swallowed, it is again tart yet creamy and just plain nice!