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Unless you like the taste of old tires, don't buy this one

Monday, February 15, 2010

Brand NameFair Valley
Other Wines Reviewed
Wine NameSauvignon Blanc
Vintage (Year)2009
AVAPaarl
CountrySouth Africa
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypeSauvignon Blanc
Alcohol %13%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 and Under
Site Rating4 (on a scale of 1-10)
  

I used to love Fair Valley, but this time they let me down. This Sauv Blanc has too much minerality and petrol characteristics which greatly overshadow the citrus that sauvignon blanc is known for. Somewhere buried deeply within this wine is a lovely pineapple flavor, but as soon as it hits you, you are overly assaulted by old tires (petrol). I want to say that this was a bad bottle. I want to say that this is a bad vintage. But then, I want to ask why didn't they just throw this away.

 

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