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    Default Help me choose a new wine!

    I think, sadly, I'm starting to lose my desire for my favourite variety of wine - Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc!

    The taste just doesn't seem to please me as it used to. I tend to only enjoy the more expensive brands now, and even then I think I'm just starting to get over it. Seems like I can taste more of the underlying oak/herbaceous notes over the fruit flavours.

    What should I try next?

    I like my wines fruity and dry, but I can't stand sweetness (I hate Moscato for example). I also don't care much for Semillon Sauvignon Blanc (there's a particular note in it that I don't like).

    Help a wine mum out?

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    Stoneleigh. Mid priced and really lovely. I think.
    Like maybe $15

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamtam View Post
    Stoneleigh. Mid priced and really lovely. I think.
    Like maybe $15
    Are you talking the Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, or a different variety?

    Stoneleigh MSB is one brand I buy regularly, it is a good one.

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    Every now and again I get sick of whichever wine variety and move on. I started with sauv blanc, and then pinot Gris/pinot grigio. I now prefer dry reisling, and occasionally unoaked chardonnay. If I'm eating spicy food I go for a straight semillon.
    It's been a while since I've any of it, but try Pikes Reisling- still with fruit notes but not sweet (steer clear of sweet reisling!)

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    I'm a huge Pino Grigio fan, we went to a few vineyards over xmas in the southern highlands and stocked up but the Brown Bros Pino is a good one to try and easy to get at most bottle shops

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Degrassi View Post
    Are you talking the Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, or a different variety?

    Stoneleigh MSB is one brand I buy regularly, it is a good one.
    I am. Never realised it was Marlborough!
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    I went off Sauv Blanc a few years ago, can't stand it now. I like Pinot Gris, Pinot Grigio, Reisling and a lightly oaked chardy. I'm a member of a wine club that only sells independent winemakers' stuff so I can't recommend an off the shelf label, though Punt Road Pinot Gris was my go-to several years ago.

    ETA: 👍👍 for posting a wine thread before 10am. Thinking ahead 👌

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    I love me a good Sauv Blanc, I like Oyster Bay, Toi Toi, Evans and Tate, Four Sisters, Home Hill and Josef Chromy (probably my fave).

    I also love Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris and again love Josef Chromy/Pepik, 42oS, De Bortoli and Barringwood (my fave).

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    I think I need to call into uncle dan's and pick up some Pinot for tonight, after reading this thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruby_Tuesday15 View Post
    I think I need to call into uncle dan's and pick up some Pinot for tonight, after reading this thread!
    Yeps! I'll be visiting old mate Dan later too


 

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