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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Marlborough typicity: Babich Sauvignon Blanc 2012

This Marlborough sauvignon blanc from the 2012 vintage from Babich is fairly typical of the style.  It is a pale intensity lemon-white in colour and has pronounced aromatics of gooseberry, with lesser notes of tinned asparagus, peas and lemons.  Asparagus and peas don't appeal overly to me in wine, but it's not there so much on the palate, is typical of the genre and happily is in the backdrop rather than on stage.  The palate is balanced with passionfruit and lemon citrus, high acid, between short and medium length and a tropical fruit "rinse" remaining in the mouth.  Overall, this is a perfectly fine sauvignon blanc that does what it is meant to do at a competitive price.  Acceptable

Abv: 13%
Price: $20 (but you can find it for as low as $13.55 at the date of writing)
Source: sample
Vendors: Check http://www.wine-searcher.com/
Website: http://www.babichwines.co.nz
Tasted: 2013
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