|Golding Sauvignon Blanc
Bound to be popular
Golding ‘The Local’ Sauvignon Blanc 2010 (Adelaide Hills, SA)
13.5%, Screwcap, $20
I’m a little late to the party with this one, as the 2011 vintage is no doubt not all that far away now. This is still available and still looking fresh, so everything remains relevant.
As a wine it’s very much a ‘by the numbers’ Sauvignon Blanc, with a grassy, green pea and citrus varietal correctness. It’s a direct, open and fresh nose with all fruit and no adornments. It’s actually reasonable intense too. Palate-wise it’s got chalky acidity, plenty of passionfruit-meets-mango fruit richness, then some phenolic grip on the tart and slightly angular finish.
All up, this is a well made and entirely serviceable Australian Sauvignon Blanc with plenty of appeal. Sure, it doesn’t have all that much to offer besides straight expression of the grape, but in the context of the style it’s good stuff. It’s not my preferred choice of drink, given, but I can still appreciate the intentions. 16.5/88