Written on: 13/03/2013 by Perrypatetic
What's happening to Marlborough sauvignon blanc is what happened to rioja, and Italian pinot grigio, and others, and will presumably befall Argentinian malbec. It got popular and fashionable, the supermarkets forced down the prices to meet demand, and you got a new wave of cheap and (almost) nasty wines. A year ago, I would have said that I'd never had a bottle of poor Marlborough sauvignon. Now, they're everywhere. The good stuff is still out there, of course, but it's got rather... (read more)
Written on: 16/04/2010
This wine's recommended price at Sainsbury's is £9.99p, and that is probably a fair price for this mellow wine. It's flavour combines a hint of nectarine with a gooseberry aroma and fresh fruit. I could not find anything I disliked about it.It is very smooth on the palette, no bitter taste at all. (read more)
Written on: 12/10/2009 by degbert (120 reviews written)
This is a DEAL...
This stuff should be 8 or 9 pounds or so. It is a good example of a decent Marlborough Sauv' Blanc. A perfectly delicious example in fact. Not more than a hop and a skip from here to Oyster Bay or Montana or so many of the other "big" Marlboroughs.
However, get yourself down to Sainsbury's this week and, if they've got any left, you can get three bottles for ten pounds. Yes, 3 for 10. Normally the "3 for a tenner" deal gets you something you'd be better advised pouring... (read more)
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