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2008 Monkey Bay Sauvignon Blanc

Monkey Bay 2008 Sauvignon Blanc

Winery: Monkey Bay

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Grape blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Marlborough

State or country: New Zealand

Price: $11

Cases produced: 180,000

KWG Score: 87.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)

Review date: February 6, 2009

Wine Review: Monkey Bay returns to the ranks of recommended Sauvignon Blancs. This wine was better than many of the other 2008 New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs that I tried. It is also a better value than most and would be a perfect everyday white. It is pale white in color and opens with a traditional grapefruit like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is light bodied and has nicely integrated acidity. It displays slight tart lime flavors. The finish is dry and subtle. Enjoy this wine with spring rolls or chicken picatta. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Light yellow in colour, with green tints and brilliant clarity. A classic Marlborough bouquet of ripe citrus, tropical, and herbal aromas. It is crisp and refreshing, with vibrant flavours of ripe grapefruit, gooseberry, and passionfruit. Showing excellent weight and length the palate balances intense fruit qualities with fresh, zingy acidity.

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