Mouton Cadet Blanc 2011

At $11.99, I think this is a reasonable sort of wine.  An AOC Bordeaux blend of sauvignon blanc and semillon, it has sauvignon blanc dominant aromas of gooseberry, herbs, chalk, green apple and some riper semillon notes of yellow nectarine.  The palate is dry, with medium acid and body, and medium-high alcohol, and flavours of gooseberry, green apples, nettles and chalk, with probably medium length in fairness to it.  This is a pretty solid sort of wine on the grounds of its balance of fruit and medium length, and is ready to drink now.  Its “value adds” are that it provides some “old world” chalkiness and texture in contradistinction to the more exuberant fruit driven Australian versions, and its low price.  Acceptable to Good

Abv: 12%
Price: $11.99
Vendors: Check http://www.wine-searcher.com/
Website: http://www.moutoncadet.com
Tasted: 2013
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