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2018 Lapostolle Sauvignon Blanc

2018 Lapostolle Sauvignon Blanc

It’s officially Sauvignon Blanc season, and it’s a varietal that can really vary in style depending on where it originates in the world. Some love the grassy New Zealand SBs; others like more of the finesse of a Sancerre. Still others love them from Napa.

Today we’re going to go South to explore a Chilean Sauvignon Blanc, that I scored at my Costco for only $11.99. South America continues to be a great place to go for higher quality affordable wines and I was curious if we might have ourselves a delicious, fairly priced summer gem here.

Lapostolle Sauvignon Blanc

Notice the 92 points from Suckling on the score card. Could it really be that good for only $12? The short answer is no. It’s not bad, but it’s definitely not a 92 pointer in my opinion.

In the glass the wine is a pale yellow with citrus fruit on the nose; the wine is medium in body with more citrus fruit in the mouth; peach, cantaloupe and some zesty acidity that fans of New Zealand SBs will enjoy. A touch of cream mid palate, the wine finishes pretty fast.

Lapostolle Sauvignon Blanc

Definitely not bad, and even writing up those tasting notes made me like the wine more now than perhaps when I was drinking it. This is a fair wine for the price and one that will prove to be very food friendly. I wouldn’t stock up; rather try a bottle and see if it’s up your alley before buying more. Rating: 87 points

Costco item number: 831219

Alc. 13.5%

Lionel Head

Monday 1st of June 2020

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