Coopers Creek Vineyard 2008 Cat's Pee on a Gooseberry Bush - 86pts
Availability: Widely available. BCLDB stores.
Date Tasted: May 4th, 2010
Tasting Notes: As an entry-level New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc this wine ticks all the right boxes and is very easy to drink. Not overly complex, but utterly enjoyable, capturing the classic aromas, as the name suggests, of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Aromas of cat's pee and gooseberries with some nice citrus fruit and minerality. Crisp grapefruit and tart apple with a touch of river stones make for a refreshing sensation on the palate. A medium finish completes the experience.
Many other complex and exciting New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc await you (and will cost you), but this example is a solid start and well priced.
- Liam Carrier