The 4-Star Arioso Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2008 was made by a well known Hawkes Bay winery. We have this excellent Sav at the unbeatable price of $7 per bottle.
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Sam Kim (Wine Orbit) rated this wine (under a different label) 4 Stars: "It's nicely lifted on the nose displaying green capsicum, lime zesty and a touch of passionfruit characters. The palate is full and well fruited with a succulent mouthfeel and a crisp lingering finish. The wine is lively, zesty and refreshingly tasty".
TiZwine.com also rated the wine 4-stars: "The Arioso Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2008 highlights the fact that with a little care and imagination New Zealand Sav can age gracefully. Here we have classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with its gooseberry and tropical fruit flavours with the extra touch of Semillon adding a sweet melon character. It creates a fuller and more rounded palate that we thoroughly enjoyed. Delicious today and should last another year or two."
The Arioso winemaker says “Adding the semillon ensures a rich, soft finish, which complements the tropical fruit notes of the sauvignon blanc, giving the wine balance and elegance. We are confident that fans of sauvignon blanc will find this blend a nice alternative.”
This is an intensely flavoured wine and is a bargain at 65% off! Spring's here now, so grab some today to sip over great conversation with friends or loved ones!
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