Monday, February 1, 2010

Glazebrook Ngatarawa Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, 2005

This New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is another half-price special right now at Harding's Market in Kalamazoo. Glazebrook is the former Corban's--an old-line Marlborough winery, and Ngatarawa is a prized micro-climate for Sauvignon Blanc. The wine is on sale undoubtedly because Sauvignon Blanc, with a few exceptions, is not generally known for aging, and the label itself states that the wine is for drinking within three years of the vintage date.

While the wine has undoubtedly changed in personality over five years in the bottle, it still has good fruit and freshness. High acid gooseberry, honey dew melon, lime and green chilies dominate the aromas and flavors. It's racy, almost spritzy on the palate. All Sauvignon Blanc and very enjoyable for $5.99 a bottle.

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