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).