Wine review - Saint Clair

BERNADETTE KIRKHAM
Last updated 07:40 05/12/2012
Saint Clair Premium Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012,
Saint Clair Premium Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012,

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Saint Clair Premium Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012, $14.99

Whenever I am entrusted to select a wine (and this does not happen very often, as this is most definitely the Wine Snob's domain) I feel very comfortable selecting from the Saint Clair range.

The distinctive and intense passionfruit flavours, so typical of this vineyard's white wines, please my simple palate. From the most expensive to most affordable midweek tipple, Saint Clair is just a consistently good winemaker.

This particular wine has more of a mineral and herbal finish to what I would typically expect, but the strong passionfruit and long, lingering flavours are typical of the winery.

Saint Clair suggests there are blackcurrant and grapefruit tones evident in this wine, but being such a novice, I am unable to detect these flavours even with a great deal of imagination. I am sure, however, that the Wine Snob would be able to, but even without them, it is a versatile and enjoyable wine.

★★★

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