Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Vina Mayu Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (Elqui Valley)

Tasted 19.04.11 with Jane, Alex and Sara. 13.5% ABV, about £9 UK retail. Another single-estate wine from the Mayu stable. The cool northerly Elqui Valley is producing some lovely wines and Mayu always seem to hit the spot, especially at the reserva level. This wine is pale straw coloured with damp grass, asparagus and mineral notes on the nose. The palate is pleasingly acid with green apples and a hint of mint. A nice wine: Chile yet again is able to do with Sauvignon Blanc what the Old World often struggles to do: produce an above average wine at a fair price. Drink now, 16/20

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