Wine – 2006 Babich Black Label Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

09202007.jpgHoly crap, this is a great bottle of wine for the money. I’ve had this many times over the last few months and have been meaning to write it up. Well, here it is… finally.

The regular Babich SB is a great bottle of wine for the money. This one is like that reduced by an extremely talented chef. All the flavours are turned up a notch. The nose is a big bunch of lemon zest, passion fruit and grass. The flavours literally explode when sipped. There’s grass, lemon, gooseberry and a zesty white pepper and mineral-laced finish. It’s intense and concentrated. Fantastic stuff.

I had this tonight with a tuna, capers, grilled pepper and zucchini pasta with lemon zest and olive oil… and sweet Jesus, it was a perfect match. Wow. So good.

Believe me, I’ve bought it many times and I’ll be buying this again. There aren’t many wines out there that are a better value for the money. If you like Sauvignon Blanc, go buy a bottle of this, sit back and savour.

$20.90 at LDB stores here in BC.

4 1/2 stars

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