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good s/b for the ? buy 2
06 is not near as good as 04!!!
Might not be a "classic SB", but it's still a 5
This is an outstanding wine that deserves at very least a 4...When you take price into consideration it's a definite 5...It isn't a "classic SB", but who cares, it has a 5 star aroma and taste no matter what a standard SB is supposed to tast like.
Love Love Love it!!
This is my new favorite summer wine. Very crisp, and a nice tang without an overwhelming puckery feeling. I now prefer this over Monkey Bay!
good price, good taste
I first tried this at a restaurant and loved it. It doesn't leave a bad taste in your mouth and it goes down smooth. I am a frequent buyer of this wine and the price is excellent.
LOVE this wine!
I love this wine. Delightfully fruity and light - like many reviewers have already said, it's an excellent warm weather wine, though I think it wouldn't take to much convincing to get me to open a bottle any time of the year!
I'm no professional, but this is one of the best wines I've ever tasted. My New Zealand Brother-in-law recommended it and I'm so glad. I didn't realize wines from New Zealand are so tasty and I'm looking forward to trying others if they're as good as this one.
grapefruit & pineapple
by Mike Criv
Just what I want from a New World Sauv Blanc- a nice citric crispness balanced w/ great fruit, and at a high tension level!
I must be in the south pacific
From the first pouring into a glass to the last sip of the bottle this wine does not disappoint. I found the tropical fruit overtone to be wonderful and so freshing on a warm spring evening with some goat cheese. Everything about it said "South Pacific"
This will be our little secret
You should avoid this wine at all cost which will leave more for me. This is a definite case purchase. Crisp, tart apple, fresh, the adjectives just continue. A huge nose even when firmly chilled. Wonderful greenish hue. This should be your summer selection for most seafood dishes (grilled fish perhaps?). Wonderfully smooth and refreshing, this is an excellent entertainment selection. But keep it a secret, please.
Light with just a hint of grapefruit
This wine is a full, sweeter but smooth wine! Easy drinking and really great in the summer months in FLorida! Cheap and tasty!
Crisp, light and citrusy
A light in color, lite to medium bodied SB. A nose of grapefruit and other citrus. It has a wonderful taste up front..so clean, almost grassy. I can taste some sort of melon afterwards. I prefer it really cold, and it pairs beautifully with scallops.
a little body
This is a little heavier than most Marlborough SB, almost moving toward chardonnay. Good for just sipping by itself. Worth a try
Wonderful afternoon wine
This wine is a great value. Light, crisp, fruity - perfect for an afternoon cocktail in the hot sun with or without food.
NZ Savignon Blancs
We like this wine a lot. Especially the value.
This is one of the finest beverages you will ever consume. Great on it's own, or with your favorite food. Nice price for what you get too.
Great for the money
One of the better since the price of the Kim Crawford went up. Lots of grapefruit, great summery wine.
Not a classic S.B.?
..well, of course it's not (ref. some reviews below). I'm not an expert; however, since this is a "new world" S.B., it is very different from what I would call a "classic - old world" S.B. As long as folks realize there is a difference, they won't be dissapointed by this new world winner.
Happy Little Sipper!
by Thumper 12141604
This is a light crisp easy drinking slightly tart lawn party sipper. True NZ varietal Sauv Blanc with a sassy touch of minerality. Good with white fish and light fare too. A regular repeat buy in our house.
Snappy, lemony Sauvingnon Blanc
I believe this wine makes a perfect aperitif, but it's also pretty nice for a picnic. The bouquet has something exotic about it...gooseberry or passion fruit? Then it fairly explodes on your tongue with lots of nice citrus flavors. Very refreshing. Great for the money.
Very pleasant anyway
Am inclined to agree with novicejp and zdime that someone expecting a classic sauvignon blanc might be put off by its sweet touch and fruitiness, but I enjoyed it very much.
Perfect summer wine
Light, crisp, fruity, clean. Very easy to drink.
Lots of green flavors
This wine had great aroma and very nice color. The flavor was quite tart with a spicy green flavor evident. I liked it very much and it would be a great match for food that needs a wine with a zing!
Light and Pleasant
The merchant's review is on the mark - not always the case - observing that this is a 'soft' and 'off dry' white. Slightly sweet but not oaked, thank goodness. My personal preference is for a very dry, spartan Sauvignon blanc - Sancerre or, for value, South African.
It's our "house white" and our wedding wine!!!
We experiment with whites all the time and keep coming back to Nobilo. It's a great host/hostess gift and we've chosen this one to serve at our wedding celebration.
Good seafood/summer wine
Very good wine. Only peeve I have is the quality of the cork--I had one glass and upon opening for the 2nd glass, the cork split. Other than that, I had this wine with my renowned homemade crab cakes and--deeelicious. Very citrusy flavor. I can definitely taste a grapefruity flavor to it. Unfortuneately, I had to finish the whole bottle since cork split. I plan on stocking up on this one so I have plenty on hand for the summer season!
A great summer wine, best with seafood or chicken. A slight hint of grapefruit accentuates the smooth, fruity finish. Best plan on finishing the bottle if you open it.
I never thought I could give 4+ stars to a white let alone a SB. This New Zealand white is tip top. Probably could rate a 5 but I am stingy
Stock up on this one.
Easy drinking, great with Caribbean-style food, grilled meats with citrus-based marinades, or just on its own.
2008 got worse
I loved this one and the 2007 was nice. The new 2008 is only average.
Subtle fruit, subtle grassy, subtle herbs but overall not bad for the price. Subtle shades of the ICON series.
Served it with friends for halloween dinner. They all loved it. Even better if well-chilled.
I totally agree with Novicejp
This Sav Blanc is not what it's being cracked up to be. Not nearly lean and wirey enough and way too fat, sweet and fruity to qualify as a classic SB.