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Errazuriz Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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Errazuriz Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – $14,95.

2 out of 5 stars

Y’know, sometimes you have to balance things up when you taste a wine and ask yourself whether you got what you paid for. Basically, this is a bit like wondering if the wine you just tasted was worth its price, while keeping in perspective that a $12 wine should not make you as happy as a $120 wine would, and vice versa. In this case, I had some great experiences recently with dessert wines under the $20 mark, so I was pretty pumped to try some more. Even if this is far from a disaster, I must say that this one has darkened the picture a little. On the nose, this was very grapefruit-forward, but more concentrated juice than real fresh fruit, and I also got that ginger-honey thing I normally get in Late Harvest wines. Things got a little more iffy on the palate, since the acidity had a hard time keeping the sugar in check, which made the wine a heavy and cloying after barely 2-3 sips. Texture was very oily and almost granular, and the finish was a bit flat and overly sweet for my taste. In short, though this is far from a total wreck, it’s also a long way from a flying success. Oh well!

SAQ Link: Errazuriz Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – $14,95.

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