Marlborough Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc

By | August 6, 2007

A series of confusing events recently found me out for dinner in a restaurant which had been recommended by a few people late last year. An unusual offer of Thai, Chinese, Indian and Mediterranean food served tapas style so you could savour tiny dishes from around the world. Unfortunately that offer hadn’t paid the bills so although those cuisines were still represented they came in ‘all you can eat’ buffet style. Odd.
The winelist was also a bit of a mish-mash and bore no relation to the food available, with nothing even remotely Alsacian in the white section. In a vague attempt to add some zip to the meal I opted for a Marlborough Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2006.
It was fruity and fresh with plenty of gooseberry fruit and a little grass and herbs on the nose. Bone dry with a crisp lemony acidity the green flavours were joined on the palate by some sweet tropical fruit. It was good, better than the food, and the 13% alcohol may have fought off some of the indigestion which may otherwise have been a feature of the evening. My dining companion felt it was serve a little too warm, but as the food was served a little to cool there was a yin-yang balance to the meal!

2 thoughts on “Marlborough Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc

  1. Sonadora

    Oh, love this one! Good choice! I’ve been checking out other NZ Sauvignon Blancs lately and just really enjoy the style.

  2. ruarri

    Oyster Bay – they’ve got a great display going on at Waitrose, I think I’ll help myself to a bottle this afternoon – seeing as summer is here in full force (2 months late I may add) – say – could you send me an e-mail at ruarri ‘at’ – I wanted to ask if you’d be interested in submitting a few reviews to be featured on our site for the Wine World Cup.

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