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Big Bill Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Wine Review

Big Bill Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Big Bill Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Western Cape, South Africa

Community Score:86/100

Community Reviews: 13

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Price: $12.95

Drink: 2017-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine


Winery: Big Bill

Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Crisp, fresh and vibrant South African Sauvignon Blanc at an amazingly great price! Aromas of lime citrus and grass. Pair with shellfish, seafood and vegetarian dishes.

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This Big Bill Sauvignon Blanc 2017 was reviewed on February 26, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Tropical fruit, gooseberry, citrus, stone fruit and some cut grass. Super fun wine. 89 points (www.ottawawinejournal.com)
Gwen Barton rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Everything you want in a Sauv Blanc. Bright, lively and aromatic. Notes of guava, pineapple, lemon and fresh cut grass. Some minerality on the finish. And wow! Check out the price! Pair with seafood appies Tasted Nov 2017
Eric rated this wine as 89/100
Caitlin Coleman rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Pale lemon colour with a watery rim. Passion fruit, ruby grapefruit, fresh fig and tangerine on the nose. A fruity Sauvignon blanc that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Perfect to pair with seafood or to drink on its own.
Kristin Perrin rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

Nose: Lemon-limey Sprite-like aromas, honeydew melon, fresh cut grass
Palate: Mouthpickering citrus as mentioned above, flinty mineral notes, light bodied, refreshing
Perfect holiday wine to accompany some intro dishes like salads, tangy goat cheeses, simple no-meat creamy pasta dishes or even on its own as a palate cleanser in between dishes
Simon Chen rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

an interesting sauv blanc from south africa. Tropical fruits and peachy flavors on the palate, a hint of grassy note on the nose. For a suav blanc, it's a bit fruity and not acidic enough. But if you want to learn about sauv blanc, this is a good starting point and at a good price!
Andrea Shapiro rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

Pale lemon-green colour. Aromas of golden apples, ripe pear, green beans and lots of floral notes. On the palate - pear, dried apricot, quite fruity. Guava and a touch of honeydew. Medium minus acidity, light body and finish. Light and refreshing. Pair with light seafood and salads.
86 points November 2017
Sharon Aubie rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

Grassy nose and sour on the palette with tastes of lemon and fresh cut grass. Typical sauv blanc that can be paired with seafood and salad.

Tasted November 19, 2017
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

Citrus, passionfruit and herbal notes on the nose. Dominant grassy/herbal palate, bright acidity.
Tasted Nov. 2017
Colin McKone - Sommelier rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

Very pale straw in colour with aromas of lemon, pear and apple with flavours of ripe pear, red apple and peach. It is light bodied with medium-low acidity and has a short finish. This will pair with soft cheeses and green salads. Tasted on November 19, 2017.
Emilie Ryan rated this wine as 83/100 with the following review:

A big, brazen white.…
Presentation: Distinct, busy, over-the-top, just like the name of the wine
Appearance: Pale lemon
Nose: Pronounced nose, with notes of tropical fruit (lychee, bananas), with an undercurrent of the classic asparagus smell
Taste: Dry to off-dry, full body, medium-to-high acidity, low tannins, with notes of asparagus, tropical fruit (pineapple, lychee, bananas), citrus rind, with some mineral and herbaceous notes
Finish: long on the tropical fruit
Overall impression: A big, brazen white, with a blend of tropical fruit and the characteristic asparagus. If you like New World wines, you should like this, especially if you like the sharp back-end of Sauvignon Blanc. The wine fits the label and name.
Value: 4/5

1 Member would buy this wine again

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