Thomond Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, 2009

More stock dumping by wineonline.ie in their recent pot luck sale.

A 7 year old Signature Sauvignon Blanc, signed by some Munster Legends. I wonder if they knew what they were signing.

Like Munster Rugby, this wine has past it’s best. Hopefully Johan Erasmus’ recent appointment will restore Munster’s reputation, sadly it won’t help this stale liquid that tastes as if it was made from grapes grown on the Fields of Athenry.

Vinarstvi Krasna Hora, Sauvignon Blanc, 2014

Sunday 8th

A light watery Sauvignon Blanc but we enjoyed it at dinner nonetheless.

Rios de Chile, Sauvignon Blanc, 2013

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A first: wine specially selected by a Petrol Station which probably says more for Applegreen’s aspirations that my wine snobbery.

Very crisp, compact and tarty Sauvignon from the Valle Central in Chile.

Good party wine I guess.

One of a bring from Ian to his fifth decade bash.

Good write-up here:

http://www.sauvblanc.org/sauvignon-blanc-review-2013-rios-de-chile-sauvignon-blanc-reserva-d-o-casablanca-valley-chile/

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Calvet, Touraine, Sauvignon Blanc, 2012

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An homage to our trip to the Loire Valley – Calvet Touraine Sauvignon Blanc.

I was mildly surprised by the quality of this offering, probably because of the Calvet name on the bottle.

A typical Touraine; nice dry citrus tang, well balanced, nice aroma of ammonia cut grass.

Their 2013 vintage has won a medal at the Paris Agricultural Show and I look forward to tasting it.

Tourains Sav B 2606 R