3 Brooms Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2009- $11.95 for single vineyard NZ quality

May 12, 2010 Daily DrinkersUncategorizedWines under $10  One comment

Nothing starts off a spring or summer evening better than a cool, crisp Sauvignon Blanc.   I think the best Sauvignon Blancs, especially for the value-focused consumer, are coming out of New Zealand’s Marlborough region.  In a way, Sauvignon Blanc is a pure expression of wine, uninfluenced by oak, with all the focus on the grape.  This makes it the perfect wine to open an evening.

Barker’s Marque’s version is particularly rich, compared to many Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand, but it’s a perfect expression of the varietal.  This wine is produced from a single vineyard and it really shows.  It starts with the signature bright, citrus notes that jump out of the glass.  The rich mouthfeel and tart acid would make this wine a perfect pairing to a rich, fatty fish like salmon, Chilean seabass or trout.   That said, the wine really stands on its own and doesn’t need food to be enjoyed.

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is still relatively inexpensive, with great values to be had for well under $15.  At $11.95, this is one of the best Sauvignon Blancs I’ve had.  It’s a perfect way to kick off the spring with some fish on the grill, or maybe just sitting outside enjoying the weather!

Barker’s Marque 3 Brooms Sauvignon Blanc 2009- $11.95

One comment to 3 Brooms Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2009- $11.95 for single vineyard NZ quality

  • Brian Hewitt says:

    I appreciate the wide variety of price ranges in your blog. Like many wine enthusiasts I have daily drinkers and special occasion wines. It’s nice to see the spectrum on the blog.

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