Angel’s Share Sauvignon Blanc Reserva 2008

By | February 1, 2009

Angel’s have a pretty good life, floating around on clouds, snacking on ambrosia, playing harps, generally living large in a relaxed kind of way. The outfits are a little out there but otherwise it’s a good life.
Lot’s of distillers refer to the evaporation of their product during the aging process as ‘the angel’s share’. It’s nice to think of a little whiskey making it’s way up to a cloud dweller. I guess that’s why this Chilean wine maker decided to call their Sauvignon Blanc Angel’s Share. Odd really because it’s made in a stainless steel process designed to allow minimum oxidisation, so minimum evaporation to the sky. This bottle could be considered to be stolen from the angels. Not that I’m sad about that, they don’t need it, they have a pretty good life anyway.
I don’t think the angels would be too upset anyway, there wasn’t anything particularly heavenly in the bottle. It was a kind of run of the mill Sauvignon Blanc, without many distinguishing characteristics. It’s not unpleasant in any way, or unbalanced, it’s just a bit, well, blah. Life is too short for blah wines when you are a mere mortal.

2 thoughts on “Angel’s Share Sauvignon Blanc Reserva 2008

  1. Andrew

    I didnt think it was THAT bad; a little spiky, nice rounded palate and flavours. Not superlative though.

    Isnt this the one Jancis raved about in the Sunday Times?

  2. Anonymous

    I enjoyed your comments, but please, please, please: no more apostrophes to make a plural!

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