Leyda Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Garuma Vineyard, Ledya Valley

Sauvignon Blanc Sauvignon Blanc
San Antonio Valley, Chile

$19.95 (99309)

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October 13, 2012

Critic Reviews (3)

Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

The cool Leyda Valley is the place for great sauvignon in Chile. This is an impressive wine with a harmonious nose of...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This exotic sauvignon has very ripe nose of green tea, cucumber, fresh pea pod and dill, with background passion...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Super-intense fruity-herbal-peppery expression, with loads of depth and complexity, well above the price category....

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Community Reviews (5)

Bob Blais
Bob Blais

Nice vegetal character of peas and cabbage on the nose and palate, but fresh with a little smokiness and minerals on a nice long finish.

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Evan Keaschuk
Evan Keaschuk

Incredibly zippy and intense sauvignon. As John Szabo stated, there's nothing subtle about this. It's medium-bodied, delivering tons of lemon, lime, and pink grapefruit aromas along with fresh cut grass and a bit of green pepper. It has a richness and spiciness on the palate long with a nice long finish that was somewhat unexpected considering the price. Really enjoyed this. Top-notch value. Tasted October 2012.

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Adam
Adam

Expect typical Sauvignon blanc profile ... grapefruit etc... but intensely zippy and with an added depth of sweet fresh herbs especially on the nose. Despite the intensity, it feels balanced and has a quite pleasant and very long finish.

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Tyler Philp
Tyler Philp

A citrus infusion of flavour intensity.  Serious verve and good kick for the price.  Expect grapefruit, lemon grass, lime, and a funky sort of spice to finish it off.  I’ve had comparable Sauvignon from New Zealand for twice the price. This style will stand up to many stronger flavoured dishes.  Try it with Asian or curried foods. Tasted Oct 2012

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Barry McLarnon
Barry McLarnon

Obviously a well-made wine, but it leans a little too heavily to the herbaceous/grassy/canned peas side for my taste. As it happens, I tasted the 2012 edition of this wine at the Tarapaca winery earlier this year, and I liked it a lot - it had more tropical fruit character to balance that aggressive herbaceousness. Alas, the 2012 has not appeared on the LCBO shelves, and who knows if it ever will?

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