Tag: Sauvignon Blanc

Yealands Blush Rose 2019
Posted in New Zealand wine Waitrose

Sauvignon Blanc with a twist

With summer approaching fast, pink hued wines suddenly become very popular and this Yealands Blush from New Zealand is a lovely example of a delicately flavoured taste of summer. Made with a base of Sovee Bee from Marlborough with a splash of Merlot added from the Hawkes Bay region. The addition of the Merlot is very subtle giving it a salmon like colour still tasting very much like a typical Sovee but with a twist….

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Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc
Posted in New Zealand wine Waitrose

Craggy Range Sovee Bee 2019

Still warm here in the UK so chilled drinks are order of the day, Sauvignon Blanc makes another appearance and this is a particularly good one if you like a bright and zippy New Zealand Sovee Bee. Many of you will notice that the last few reviews have all been from Waitrose, now there is a reason and it’s simply that my wife works for them and as a partner she is entitled to 25%…

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Mar de Frades Albarino 2018
Posted in French Wine Lidl Spanish Wine

The sun is out, the sky… so are these white wines !

Us Brits are a funny lot, just into April, the sun comes out, the temperature rises a few degrees, suddenly garden furniture comes out , Gazebo’s are erected, barbecues are dusted down and of course chilled white wine makes an appearance. To be honest I did all of the above as well, even put my shorts on. The two white wines I tasted were the Mar de Frades Albarino and the Val de Loire Sauvignon…

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Waimea Elara Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Posted in New Zealand wine

Elara oaked Sauvignon Blanc 2017- The return

I bought a case of this impressive oak aged Waimea Elara Sauvignon Blanc 2017 at the back end of 2018 and I recently rediscovered a couple of bottles of the New Zealand beauty buried away in my wine rack that I’d forgotten about. Initially when I first tasted this Sovee Bee I was so impressed it warranted my first 9/10 corks so I was intrigued and excited to open up one now, to see first,…

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Posted in New Zealand wine

Nautilus Wines – The real deal

I first tasted a Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc last summer sitting in our back garden enjoying the sunshine during a mini heatwave and I must admit I thought it was one of the better Sovee Bee’s I had tried in a long time. So when I came across their Pinot Noir I had no hesitation in buying a bottle on the strength of the Sovee hoping it wouldn’t disappoint but I shouldn’t have worried this was…

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Posted in Co-op Waitrose

Two dynamic summer whites

I have to bring to your attention two white wines which I have enjoyed during our recent spell of hot weather. To start with I revisited a Vinho Verde from Waitrose/Majestic that I first tasted a few years ago and then a real gem of a find from the Co op, a quite superb Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc (Sovee Bee). The Vinho Verde was a real surprise I will explain why in a moment and the…

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De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc
Posted in Waitrose

Stunning South African ‘Sovee Bee’

Regular readers will know I rate wine with a simple Cork rating and back in September 2018 after a long while searching for my first 9/10 corks I tried a Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand called the Elara by Waimea which I was blown away by and now it just happens that another Sauvignon Blanc this time from South Africa the De Grendel has equally impressed me enough to award the elusive 9/10 Corks again….

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Elara Oak aged Sauvignon Blanc
Posted in Majestic New Zealand wine

Elara 2017- Oak aged Sauvignon Blanc

Every now and then a wine comes along with the Wow factor and this New Zealand Sovee Bee (Sauvignon Blanc) is just one of those times. Took a chance with this from Majestic on their WIGIG (When It’s Gone it’s Gone) promotion. Regular readers of my blog will know I’m forever on the hunt for my first 9/10 corks and this may well be the one (you’ll have to find out at the end of…

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Posted in New Zealand wine

Three cheers for the King – Do me a Favour !

With the weather taking a turn for the better and temperatures scaling the dizzy heights of the high 20’s there’s nothing more satisfying than sipping a well-made chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc. Now I’m not a massive Sovee Bee fan (sorry that’s what my daughter calls it and I can’t help referring to it as that, sad I know!) anyway, sometimes you just have to admit that you are drinking something pretty decent and this…

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