Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Los Vascos

Los Vascos
2008 Sauvignon Blanc

From the second the cork was popped, the crisp aroma was surrounding the table with its exciting allusions to cedar boughs, flowers and perfume. Although the bouquet tickled the nose quickly, it didn't last long. And funny, once the refreshing flavors step in, you barely notice the aroma. On the palette, we’re treated to the requisite gooseberry and citrus flavors most common in the Sauvignon Blanc, followed by a drop of sweet berry juice and further down the road we’re licking rocks, eating banana peppers and grass. At the very end, there is even a touch of mango.

This was a very satisfying Sauvignon Blanc for $11.99. I'd buy it again. And with the Rothschild/Lafite lineage listed on the label, I can only hope they will continue to produce beautiful wines in future vintages.

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