A cheap as bottle of plonk, a $7 white wine from Coles, has been named one of Australia‘s best, The Australian reports.
The Story Bay Semillion Sauvignon Blanc – a savvy B! – was dubbed the best wine under $20 at Winestate‘s Wine of the Year Awards in Adelaide late last week, decking 2500 other wines for the title.
An expert panel of winemakers and wine scientists have been blind-drinking (not blind drunk like I was over the weekend, eh, eh?) the entrants for 12 months now, and have chosen the wine stocked only at Vintage Cellars, First Choice Liquor and Liquorland as top (wine) dog.
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The Story Bay Semillon Savvy B from the Margaret River is described as having “zesty tropical notes” and as “fresh“, “vibrant“, “bright” and “refreshing” – all the things I want in an easy drinking summer white. Fun fact: the semillon sav is a blend of wine that originated in Bordeaux, but has since contributed to the Margaret River region’s high standing in the wine world.
The head of the judging panel/publisher of Winestate, Peter Simic reckons it should be “everybody’s everyday drinking wine“: “It was pretty close but this wine had the highest rating out of all the tastings at the lowest price, it really deserved the trophy.”
The jugding panel also noted the lush and fruity flavour profile of the winning wine, describing it as having “vibrant tropical fruit aromas including passionfruit, with notes of lime and blossom, hints of herbal tea and fresh cut grass, and a zesty and refreshing acid backbone that provides structure and length”. Yes pls, givvus.
Back in 2016, Coles won the same award for their Big & Bold Shiraz, which sold for just $5 a bottle. And last year, their St Andrews Cab Sav copped a Double Gold Award at the Melbourne International Wine Competition.
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Source: The Australian
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