Villa Maria Lightly Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc

LCBO#: 429969
Price: $17.95
Made in: Marlborough, New Zealand
By: Villa Maria Estates Ltd.

A New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc that is lightly bubbly. The aromas are full of fruitiness showing off the grapes of summer. Seems very sweet, but the taste does not show this as much. Citrus flavours with hints of vanilla. Still rich compared to a Sparkling and the yeast is better hidden. Also, the bubbles are not as tiny and abbondant. Crisp, fruity and refreshing for the warm season. Quite nice!

Rating: 3.7/5

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Domaine du Tariquet Sauvignon

LCBO#: 484139
Price: $13.95
SAQ#: 00484139
Prix: 13.55$
Made in: Eauze, France
By: Château du Tariquet
Year: 2015

This French Sauvignon gives out mild, kind of weird, citrus aromas. The taste is much better with the Sauvignon Blanc flavours. Citrus, light grassiness with nice fruitiness. Decent dryness, but the finish is quite short. Nothing exceptional, but refreshing as should be. A little too tarty and mild overall.

Rating: 3.4/5

Stoneleigh Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

LCBO#: 293043
Price: $17.95
Made in: Blenheim, New Zealand
By: Brancott Estate Ltd
Year: 2016

This New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc gives out big fruity nose with grapefruit notes at first. Then the grape kicks in. The taste is fruity as well with some sweetness at the beginning, then some light sourness. All well-blended with some very light yeast tart in the finish. The finish is a little short, but what a great refreshing fruity white wine that is quite easy to drink. Not too sweet, just feels right overall… so when on special, jump on this one.

Rating: 4.2/5

Veramonte Sauvignon Blanc

LCBO#: 367748
Price: $6.95
Made in: Casablanca, Chile
By: Alto De Casablanca S.A.
Year: 2015

This Chilean Sauvignon Blanc smells fresh and fruity like most of this style. Aromas of pears and citrus with some decent sweetness. The mouthfeel is crisp with some nice dryness. Flavours of citrus with some light bitterness. A little tarty in the finish. Not bad for the price, easy to sip, but nothing exceptional overall. Lacking a little sweetness/fruitiness.

Rating: 3.3/5

Jackson-Triggs Sauvignon Blanc

imageLCBO#: 399410
Price: $10.10
Made in: Ontario, Canada
By: Jackson-Triggs Vinters

This Sauvignon Blanc is cellared in Canada from imported and domestic wines. The Proprietors’ Selection is their less expensive, easy-going wines. Not as fruity as most Sauvignon Blanc, but it does get there with time. Woody aromas with light alcohol, smoke hints and the grape fruits. The taste is also fruity, but has some bitterness, dryness. Alcohol and the wood. Very reasonable cheap Sauvignon Blanc, but there is better for the price from Chile, South Africa.

Rating: 3.2/5

Les fumées blanches Sauvignon Blanc

imageSAQ#: 00643700 (also available at the LCBO)
Price: $15.25
Made in: Vayres, France
By: François Lurton
Year: 2014

For those who have noticed, we do not do much French wines. We are of French roots, so nothing against them, but a lot we get here is overpriced for the quality. This one is an exception. Label caught our eye and who does not like a Sauvignon Blanc in summer. Pours a great fruity nose of typical Sauvignon Blanc with hints of smokey wood. Rich sweetness of grapes, well-balanced with the mild dryness and light sourness. Yep, just well-balanced all-around Sauvignon Blanc that we recommend.

Rating: 4.4/5

Errazuriz Max Reserva Sauvignon Blanc

imageLCBO#: 273342
Price: $16.45
Made in: Chile
By: Vina Errazuriz S.A.
Year: 2014

Classy label for this Chilean white wine. Wow ! Loads of fruits in the nose. Tropical fruits, grapes and mild sourness. The sourness shows a little more in the taste, at first. Covers the sweetness of the fruits. Some nice dry sharpness without being dry in the finish. A little watered-down but overall a real nice Sauvignon Blanc and quite enjoyable for our first of 2015.

Rating: 3.7/5