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Wine Tasting Note: M&S Sauvignon Blanc, 2006, Casablanca Valley, Chile  Add/Read Comments



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M&S Chilean Sauvignon BlancJust a quick note for an M&S Sauvingon I picked up on one of my rare excursions into the great shopping metropolis of Reading. Not a great wine, but fresh, clean and drinkable. M&S wines are all 'own-label' so you won't see them outside the stores. Funny that you seldom see wines from M&S written up anywhere...

White WineWine Tasting Note: M&S Sauvignon Blanc, 2006, Casablanca Valley, Chile.
Marks & Spencers £4.99.
Clean and spiky, green, crisp and crunchy. A touch of spritz on the palate adds to the freshness. Lime streaked pear and apple flavours and relatively simple in profile - no 'minerality' that you can find in Sauvingons; so no great texture but a simple, straight forward, dry white wine.13%. Screwcapped.
Scribblings Rating - 86/100

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Next time in M&S look out for M'Hudi Sauvignon Blanc -- really good, and with its original label with just a small M&S name at the bottom.

We've picked up quite a few good wines from M&S. A lot of the Australian stuff is made by very well known wineries - so if you know Australian wines well it's always worth inspecting the back of the label!

We recently had a Turckheim Vin d'Alsace riesling from M&S - £5.99 and very good wine.

I've very occasionally seen their wines written up in the weekend papers - one of their bubblies got a rave review in the Guardian just prior to Christmas ... and I found it quite a disappointing wine!

As mentioned you do see a lot of M&S wines written up in newspapers and even reviews on the Net - they are not taken as seriously as they should be. With many awards within the Decanter awards and International wine challenge they have many great tasting wines.

As Alex said many of the wines are made by many of the well known wineries but created to a unique blend for M&S.

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