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- Bucko - 12-17-2006 02:45 AM

I tried this and immediately ordered two cases:

2006 Saint Clair, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand, $15. This stunner grabs you from the very start with its intense gooseberry and passionfruit aromas. Crisp in the mouth, the flavors are every bit as intense – passionfruit, limes and grapefruit flavors abound. New Zealand has raised the bar on Sauvignon Blanc with this one. Buy by the case; 93/94.


- VouvrayHead - 12-17-2006 05:39 AM

I've had very few $15-$20 NZ S.B.'s that didn't knock my socks off.
Is there any other region that consistently excellent at a varietal at an affordable price?

3 of my faves:
Nobilo Icon
Kim Crawford
Wairau River

I'll look for this one, thanks!


- winoweenie - 12-17-2006 11:12 AM

Are those RED gooseberries? WW [img]http://wines.com/ubb/wink.gif[/img]


- Bucko - 12-17-2006 01:28 PM

I've got a red goose for you. Now cough for me....


- newsguy - 01-06-2007 03:57 PM

bucko: after you get done your, ahem, exam of WW, please answer a question:

is this one of those NZ SBs that has that, shall we say, litter box aroma? no matter how good the fruit is that follows, i can't enjoy it if it smells like cat p--.


- Bucko - 01-06-2007 05:36 PM

Loaded with grapefruit.


- newsguy - 01-10-2007 03:32 PM

Thank you, good doctor. I'll seek this one out.