Raidis The Kelpie Sauvignon Blanc 2012 (Coonawarra, SA)
12.7%, Screwcap, $19
I’ve never understood the rationale behind growing Sauvignon Blanc in Coonawarra and then make it into unwooded, herbaceous, one dimensional wines. No appeal there. Probably sells well, but where is the interest?
Sour, lemon grass nose, open and quite short palate, finishing a little sour. Simple and a teensy bit dull to finish. Varietal but not quite defined enough, if clearly crisp and well made. Still not convinced.
Score: 15.8/20 86/100
Would I buy it? I don’t think I’d buy any Coonawarra Sauvignon Blanc that I’ve ever tasted.