Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Chilean Sauvignon Blanc 2008

I'll keep this one short. I wasn't particularly impressed with this. It was on offer for £3.49, and I figured why not...we were having some guests over and figured we may need some plonk to serve after the "nice" wine (cough).

I've used this description before, but it's got that cheap sugary aftertaste to it, and not a particularly good Sauvignon Blanc character. I've had much worse, but I'm used to better stuff than this, because Sauvignon Blanc is pretty much a mainstay in our house during the summer.

I don't think I've ever had a Sauvignon Blanc from Chile that I've really enjoyed that much. If you want a good Sauvignon Blanc, I'd look to Bordeaux, Loire Valley, New Zealand and South Africa before Chile.

Taste the Difference Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Casablanca Valley, Chile
£3.49 (£6.99)


  1. Hi Tim - Have you tried "Leyda Sauvignon Blanc" from Chile. I thought it was excellent.


  2. Hi Andrew,

    Do you mean from the Leyda Winery (, or just Sauvignon Blanc from the Leyda Valley in general?

    If you mean the former, I'm not sure. I may have tried it at a Wine Society tasting. I see that Oddbins sells it, so I'll see if my local store has it and I'll give it a try..:-)