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Thirty Five South Sauvignon Blanc
Thirty Five South Sauvignon Blanc
Viña San Pedro

Style Light white New World Country Chile Price $9
Vintage tasted 2009 Grapes Sauvignon Blanc
Website www.sanpedro.cl

Overview The Southern Hemisphere’s 35th parallel isn’t a bad place to grow grapes, especially, it seems, Sauvignon Blanc: this wine has been a Wine Trialsselection three years running. It possesses that “cat pee” smell that so characterizes the grape. It’s a repulsive image, but the description works; otherwise, we can’t think of a better way to describe the aromas than, “uh, smells like Sauvignon Blanc.” We’ve heard it described as boxwood bud, but since we’re not sure what that is, we’ll have to stick with cat pee.

Nose It’s incredibly green, with aromas of vegetables and grass.

Mouth Bracingly acidic and vegetal—one blind taster said it tasted like drinking pickle juice.
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