Wine Review: Nobilo Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Nobilo Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Nobilo Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Hey alright! Our first wine from New Zealand on Wine Welfare! The Nobilo Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is from the Marlborough region of New Zealand (duh) and exhibits the traditional flavors of the region: citrus and grass. Now, a bowl of oranges and yard clippings might not sound too great, but when it comes to Sauvignon Blanc, those are the exact type of aromas and flavors you are looking for; very refreshing. New Zealand, in our opinion, is the King of Sauvignon Blancs (with South Africa following closely), so here we go…

Bad News First

Hmmmm (rubs chin). Ummmm (frowns up at sky). Uhhhh….nothing.

Good News

Color: Weak chamomile tea. Slight tinges of gold but clear enough to see through.

Nose: Dust, new hay, kiwi (go figure), mineral, a slight hint of stinky basement, orange blossom, lemon peel and…wait for it….lawn clippings (the fresh ones, not the kind that have been marinating in the garbage can over the weekend)!

Taste: Absolute silk, but not syrupy. Great mouthfeel. Enjoy the honeydew and the canteloupe rind. Throw that into a big bowl of honey and blades of grass. Don’t chill this one too much, you want to be able to experience the silkiness, and that will be diminished if the wine is served too cold.

With Food

Good on its own, but if you had to eat something with it, stick with cheeses, fruits and nuts. If you desperately need to open it with some form of entree, then try Thai food (it worked well with my Sizzling Krata Talay, which was a big assortment of seafood with broccoli, basil, carrots and a chili sauce). Nothing too spicy as this might not hold up, but a little spice won’t hurt. Definitely don’t have with seafood that is going to be rich and buttery, you will want the Edna Valley 2007 Paragon Chardonnay if you’re having that.

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