Concha y Toro Vendanges Tardives Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – $13,20. Sweet B4B.
Did you know that some quality sweet wines could be made under $15? Personally, I must admit that I would have stayed the hell away from any of them due to my (often justified) fear of drinking heavy, sickly juice that tastes more like flat Seven Up than wine. Let me tell you that I was seriously surprised by tasting this lovely yet cheap Chilean that offers us a Late Havert wine based on Sauvignon Blanc. On the nose, this is very apricot-forward, with a nice little ginger and honey side to it, too. On the palate, the sugar is surprisingly balanced by a very lively acidity, and I would say that it is what makes the wine so pleasant and interesting. This can clearly be a dessert in itself if you want, but it is also refreshing enough to pair with pretty much any dessert you can throw at it. If you want to do something different at your next dinner party, I’m sure you could do pretty well showing up with a bottle or two!
SAQ Link: Concha y Toro Vendanges Tardives Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – $13,20.
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