Gee, judging by the blurriness of the pic to the left, you might think I was blasted when I took it! Well, you'd be wrong. This is fine wine, not $5 a gallon Uncle Pete's Homemade Hooch.

And this lovely wine certainly is not made by anyone named Uncle Pete (NOTE: I have no Uncle Pete), but by some fine French folk who make wine under the Rothschild banner. For you history fans (all three of you), this indeed is the same Rothschild as the famous banking dynasty. Unfortunately, this wine does not come with a hundred dollar bill stuffed inside.

Wine time! Synthetically corked with a very light yellow hue, nearly pale, this white from the south of France presents a deep and rich fruity nose (see it IS rich).

Upon first swish and gulp, a very crisp and snappy taste grips you, with a slight sourness that is refreshing, with background hints of wood almost knock knock knocking at your taste buds. The bottle notes, "a delicate concentration of fruit (citrus) and blossom (broom and box)."

This Sauvignon Blanc gives a medium, grapey and lingering aftertaste.

And for the record, I dig the label...very abstract.

A very delicious, satisfying, clean and refreshing wine; bank on it!

***1/2 out of 4

Purchased at a Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) store for C$10.95 (US$10.17).

From LCBO.com:

PHILLIPE DE ROTHSCHILD SAUVIGNON BLANC, 750 mL bottle
LCBO #407536
Wine, White Wine
12% Alcohol/Vol.
Made in: Languedoc, France
By: Baron Philippe de Rothschild S.A.

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