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Houghton Wisdom Pemberton Sauvignon Blanc 2012


Recommendation: A delicious and versatile Australian Sauvignon Blanc.

Winery/Producer: Houghton Wines; Middle Swan, Australia.

Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Pemberton; Western Australia.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $33.90 (AUS$) about $25.75 (US$) plus a $20 corking fee.

Purchased From: Australian Wine Centre; 1 Alfred Street; Sydney, Australia.

Paired With: Caesar salad with garlic and parmesan cheese. Fillet of cod with snow peas and tomato, turned boiled potatoes, asparagus, cauliflower polonaise with warm tomato and chervil vinaigrette.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before opening. Clear, very light golden color. Gooseberry, citrus and a little almond aroma with a hint of cat pee. SMOOTH, slightly creamy mouth feel with a nice zesty acidity and traces of apple. The more subdued flavors and excellent balance were noteworthy. This is a VERY easy drinking Sauvignon Blanc without food and simply DELICIOUS with the grilled cod fish. It was a delicious and versatile Australian Sauvignon Blanc.

    She said: Clear with numerous thin speedy legs. Mild aroma of gooseberry and english boxwood. The boxwood fades on the palate and the gooseberry and acidity took front stage. Nice feel in the mouth and smooth, followed by a flavorful finish with a tad of tartness to make it interesting. Fabulous with the fish, the effect being heightened by a splash of lemon juice on the fish. It went well with the salad and was a very good sipping wine. A versatile wine that paired well with the dinner and also did well on its own. It would probably pair well with many foods and I would look forward to trying more.

    Comments: Purchased from a Sidney, Australia wine shop and consumed in the Britannia Restaurant on board the Cunard Queen Mary 2.

Alcohol: 13%

Bar code: 9 311420 015330

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