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Jane Hunter’s Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Recommendation: Not recommended.

Winery/Producer: Gary Duke; Hunters Wines; Blenheim, New Zealand.

Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Marlborough, New Zealand.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $51.75

Purchased From: The Britannia Restaurant, on board the Queen Mary 2.

Paired With: Grilled salmon, bok choy and roasted potatoes with a rutabaga sauce.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before opening. Clear with just a trace of lemon yellow color. Pungent grapefruit aromas. Mouth puckering grapefruit taste, than was actually sour and continued through a long tart citrus finish. Drinking alone before dinner it made the moth tingle with tartness. Drinking with the salmon it was “not bad” at best. Would I buy it again, not a chance.

    She said: Very citrus aroma and taste with depth of flavor that lasted into the long finish. The grapefruit taste is overwhelming when sipped alone and it only improved slightly when the salmon dinner arrived.

    Comments:

Alcohol: 13.5%

Bar code:9 416314 006095

Imported by: Laytons; London, United Kingdom.