RKS 2023 Wine: Bordeaux The Quieter Side of Sauvignon Blanc

Many of you love your New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. But have you given thought to how forceful it can be? Happily trying to avoid generalizations I have found Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc to be quieter and gentler than its Zealie cousin. We try a Cap Royal 2021 Sauvignon Blanc.

Aroma: Lemon, vanilla, white grapefruit, tangerine, ginger with a tad of vanilla extract.

Palate: Mango, lemon with a hint of Yukon Gold mashed potatoes. Moderate finish with is that some pepper on the finish?

Personality: Don’t let anyone turn their nose up at me should they be obsessed with New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc by force of habit, temerity, or ignorance. I am unmistakably and proudly Sauvignon Blanc cher ami!

Food Match: Haddock with capers, garlic and dill.

Cellarbility: Drink this year. One of those good outside hot summer afternoon wines.

Price: $19 (Ontario).

RKS 2023 Wine Rating: 90/100. Carolyn Evans Hammond Toronto Star 92.

(Cap Royal 2021 Sauvignon Blanc, AC Bordeaux, France, 750 mL, 12.5%, Liquor Control Board of Ontario # 18491).

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food ,drink, travel, film, and lifestyle issues. He also has published serialized novels "Life at Megacorp", "Virus # 26, "Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog" and "The Penniless Pensioner" Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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