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Middle-Earth Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Wine Review

Middle-Earth Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Middle-Earth Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Nelson, South Island, New Zealand

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 6

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Price: $17.95

Drink: 2012-2016

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Middle-Earth

Agent: Thompson Vintage Trade Ltd

Natalie's Score: 90/100

One wine to rule them all, one wine to watch JRR Tolkien's trilogy! Grassy but not too herbal, just enough to get you to Mordor. Pour Gandolph a second glass and listen to his wisdom. It will require that you leave the Shire.

Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: chicken and sage skewers, fresh tomato and basil salad, Thai green curry fish, fresh oysters on the half shell with lemon and horseradish.

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This Middle-Earth Sauvignon Blanc 2012 was reviewed on January 24, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Julie Anne rated this wine as 95/100 with the following review:

Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

You don't have to go to the ends of the earth to find a true New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc . The nose bursts with familiar Savvy B attributes of fresh grass and herbs on the first whiff. Behind those aromas are floral, citrus, peach, honey, and minerality. The palate is fresh and clean with mouthwatering acidity. A lingering refreshing finsih. Perfect for seafood of salads. Enjoy now.
Tasted: January 2015
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A great example of NZ Sauvignon blanc with the usual grassiness, canned pea and gooseberry aromas, as well as lime, and more pineapple and honey than many other Kiwi SBs. The mouth feel is also a little rounder than most but the high acidity is not sacrificed. A great summer sipper, although at 14% ABV, you'll have to pace yourself.
Produced by Winelord Ltd. (not Sauron), yes this is a wine named for JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, which was filmed in beautiful New Zealand (and has since generated an estimated $100 million extra revenue in tourism as a result). Middle-Earth Vineyards was established originally more than half a century ago as a dairy farm. In 1996, the owners converted to grape farming and launched their first wine in 2012. - Community Wine Reviews

1 Member would buy this wine again

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