Wairau Cove Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc £6 and 25% off 6 bottles Tesco
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Wairau Cove Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc £6 and 25% off 6 bottles Tesco

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Found 31st Jul 2013
Wairau Cove Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc £6 and 25% off 6 bottles Tesco

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Had a bottle of it last weekend and was really disapointed with it ,I'am a fan of New Zealand wine's but this was not up to their usual standard's.

I like it

Wairau cove is one of the better Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc's. a steal at this price

philrrobinson

Had a bottle of it last weekend and was really disapointed with it ,I'am … Had a bottle of it last weekend and was really disapointed with it ,I'am a fan of New Zealand wine's but this was not up to their usual standard's.



Couldn't agree more, this cheap crap is put together by Tesco, it doesn't come close to a true Marlborough Sauv Blanc. They're purchased several loads of fruit that have been rejected by local wineries, and thrown it all together to cash in on the Marlborough Sauv Blanc reputation.

There's probably a good chance that this wasn't even in bottled in NZ oO Cheeky profit driven gits


Edited by: "kiwikeen" 1st Aug 2013

kiwikeen

Couldn't agree more, this cheap crap is put together by Tesco, it doesn't … Couldn't agree more, this cheap crap is put together by Tesco, it doesn't come close to a true Marlborough Sauv Blanc. They're purchased several loads of fruit that have been rejected by local wineries, and thrown it all together to cash in on the Marlborough Sauv Blanc reputation.There's probably a good chance that this wasn't even in bottled in NZ oO Cheeky profit driven gits



I have to disagree. My wife and I have sampled dozens of Sauvignon Blanc's (NZ, French and Chilean) and find this to be a nice balanced wine. If it is do crap then point me in the direction of what you assess to be a good Marlborough SB so I can compare.

blowbrown

I have to disagree. My wife and I have sampled dozens of Sauvignon … I have to disagree. My wife and I have sampled dozens of Sauvignon Blanc's (NZ, French and Chilean) and find this to be a nice balanced wine. If it is do crap then point me in the direction of what you assess to be a good Marlborough SB so I can compare.



Taste is obviously subjective, but some typical NZ Sauv Blanc's from the larger producers that spring to mind are those by Astrolabe Wines, Kim Crawford, Dashwood, Matua Valley Paretai Estate, Sacred Hill and Oyster Bay to name only a few.

The Ned is a very reasonably priced everyday drinker, I often pick this up in Calais for £5 a bottle.

I have tried the Wairau Cove and found it far to acidic for my tastes.

No wineries in the country will get rid of fruit they are happy to bottle under their own label, unless they don't have the capacity in a well producing year such as 2008. The vast majority of wine produced in such a manner, is made with inferior fruit. Even the best winemakers will struggle when the grape they are working just isn't up to the job.

I certainly wouldn't say that all wine produced in this way is bad, but the deck is often stacked against them, quite often wines produced this way don't allow any input from the winemaker when the fruit is on the vine, in many cases the winemaker isn't even the one making decisions on when to harvest, thin, leaf pluck etc oO


Edited by: "kiwikeen" 1st Aug 2013

Original Poster

Villa Maria is another good one. It's all subjective. This is the favourite wine of a friend of mine.

kiwikeen

Taste is obviously subjective, but some typical NZ Sauv Blanc's from the … Taste is obviously subjective, but some typical NZ Sauv Blanc's from the larger producers that spring to mind are those by Astrolabe Wines, Kim Crawford, Dashwood, Matua Valley Paretai Estate, Sacred Hill and Oyster Bay to name only a few.The Ned is a very reasonably priced everyday drinker, I often pick this up in Calais for £5 a bottle.I have tried the Wairau Cove and found it far to acidic for my tastes. No wineries in the country will get rid of fruit they are happy to bottle under their own label, unless they don't have the capacity in a well producing year such as 2008. The vast majority of wine produced in such a manner, is made with inferior fruit. Even the best winemakers will struggle when the grape they are working just isn't up to the job.I certainly wouldn't say that all wine produced in this way is bad, but the deck is often stacked against them, quite often wines produced this way don't allow any input from the winemaker when the fruit is on the vine, in many cases the winemaker isn't even the one making decisions on when to harvest, thin, leaf pluck etc oO



I've just read a few reviews on Wairau cove and it doesn't get a good write up. I think I need to widen my tasting of the Marlboroughs to compare it a bit more to 'true' SB's ( google confirms that this is mass produced generic SB). I have tried Oyster Bay and Sacred Hill (and enjoyed both), I will source some of the other ones you mention and try them too. Thanks for the advice ( I am usually a red wine drinker so am learning about whites as a fumble along).
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