Wine review: King Shag 2007 Sauvignon Blanc

King Shag
Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
Buy at
Trader Joes
This wine is good for...
a house party
a dinner party
weekend fun
relaxing at home

Jon says... Well Priced

This New Zealand sauvignon blanc has the classic flavors of tropical fruit and a little grass and an $8 price tag. It’s cheaper than the other NZ sauv blancs that we have reviewed and, as the saying goes, you pay for what you get. The flavors are not very well defined and kind of weak. It’s not bad, but I would pay a few bucks more for the exceptional Kim Crawford or Oyster Bay sauvignon blancs.

Ted says... Buy

This is probably the best sauvignon blanc I’ve had that is under $10. On the nose it’s bursting with citrus and fruity notes and it finishes with crisp acidity, that lingers just a bit as it reveals a slightly grassy finish. It would go great with some spicy food dishes, and it even holds up well to some spicy mango chicken I made to go with it.

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