When O. Fournier tackles a new project, such as Sauvignon Blanc from Leyda, it doesn’t mess around. This is an excellent example of Chilean SB with green fruit, citrus and a light touch of capsicum. It’s a serious wine that challenges with its peppery crispness offset by grapefruit and green melon. Very nice mouthfeel; shows itself in a couple of waves.
In the four years that San Pedro has been making this SB, it has improved steadily. This is pungent, strong and piercing, with sharpness that comes up just shy of being too much. Spritzy in feel, with lime, fresh lettuce and tarragon flavors. Sheer, long and tangy on the finish; excellent Leyda SB.
Smells like an ocean breeze mixed with field greens, citrus and passion fruit. Montes has been a leader in Chile’s movement toward coastal SB, and this one is blasting with grapefruit, green apple, passion fruit and minerality. In the mouth, it has some weight and richness; but that’s balanced by zippy acidity. Can’t imagine a better match for ceviche or tuna tartare.
Nettle, citrus, green herb and mineral aromas announce its coastal SB roots, while the juicy citrus and stony mineral quality are just what they should be. There’s even some tarragon and juniper in the mix. Really good Chilean Sauvignon Blanc that is improving year after year since debuting in 2007. 1,000 cases made.
This wine gets going with aromas of grass, citrus and mineral. Next comes a chiseled palate, bearing tight, pure flavors of lime, pink grapefruit and green herb. It’s elegant and has a minerally, just-long-enough finish.
This wine consistently shows off its excellence and purity. This vintage is typically aromatic, with scents of ocean, honey, green herb and grass. The palate is full, round and lemony, with scallion, lime, melon and tarragon flavors. Will pair well with shellfish and ceviche.
Over the past few years, San Pedro has consistently put out excellent SBs under its 1865 label. This sings of coastal Chilean Sauvignon via mineral, passion fruit and grapefruit aromas. In the mouth, it’s chiseled like a statue, with a mix of citrus and green flavors. Expect a cutting, crisp, zesty finish.
This SB has one of Chile’s best track records for high quality. The nose and flavors both exceed norms, with the former showing bold citrus, lime and melon aromas and the latter revolving around grapefruit, lime and gooseberry. It’s ripe, healthy, pithy, acid-driven and piercing. Summer sipping calls.