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Middle-Earth Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Wine Review

Middle-Earth Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Middle-Earth Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Nelson, South Island, New Zealand

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $17.95

Drink: 2014-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine


Winery: Middle-Earth

Agent: Thompson Vintage Trade Ltd

Natalie's Score: 88/100

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 2014 was reviewed on January 11, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

There's green power in this Savvy B but it's not "off-putting." Canned peas, tomato leaf, herbal, green apple, lemon-lime, and grass. Light-bodied with refreshing acidity. Perfect for seafood, raw oysters, an array of salads. Real price performer at $19.
Tasted:January 2016
Produced by Winelord Ltd. (not Sauron), you don't have to travel to the ends of the earth to find a good value New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc . 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

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