Marks & Spencer Toque Virtuoso Sauvignon Blanc 2011

By | April 14, 2013

Another weekend, another Marks & Spencer ‘Dine In’ offer, although the offer that this wine came with was a few weeks ago.  I have a confession to make – I don’t always drink the wine that comes bundled with the meal offer with the meal bundle.

I tend not to think ‘Spain’ when looking for a Sauvignon Blanc.  I think of the cool hillsides in the Loire I’ve cycled through where the Sauvignon Blanc grows in the rain, or what I imagine to be similar sites in New Zealand.  Spain just seems too sunny for Sauvignon. Blanc.

The difference did come through in this wine, it was dry, but with less acidic bite than I might expect from a classic Sauvignon Blanc.

The feel was rather smooth, and the flavour more tropical than a typical example, although rather sparse, more light rain on a mango tree rather than cat’s pee on a gooseberry bush.

It wasn’t my favourite, but it was pleasant enough and unlikely to offend anyone.

Perhaps the 70’s style label should have given me a clue, it was wine for people who are willing to give wine a go but don’t want anything too winey.