Fat Ladies Sauvignon Blanc

You didn’t believe me about the deluge of Sauvignon Blanc I would be drinking, did you? If you were living in mid-to-high 90s weather with 100% humidty, you would be downing Sauvignon Blanc like it was going out of style as well!

We drank this 2006 Fat Ladies Sauvignon Blanc from the Western Cape of South Africa while sitting around the other night. (See, I can break out of the box…South Africa instead of Marlborough!) It had a screw-cap, cost me $7.99 at Total Wine, and was 12.5% alcohol by volume.

On those nose I found grapefruit, tropical fruits and lemons. The wine was very aromatic, I definitely didn’t need to get my nose wet to smell this one. (Come on, I know you’ve done it too, stuck your nose so far into the glass that you actually get wine on your nose? No? It’s just me? Well, it certainly wouldn’t be the first time I’ve admitted to being an odd duck.)

In the mouth I found more grapefruit, tangerines, lemons and oddly enough, what I can only describe as orange creamsicles. It almost made me want an orange creamsicle, until I realized I’d prefer to have the wine.

Overall, I’d describe the wine as displaying very good citrus flavors while not going over the edge into overally acidic or tart. With the creamsicle flavor, I’d say the wine was smooth and it had a creamy character to the mouth that I don’t find in the New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs I’ve been drinking. Another great value for everyday drinking from Total Wine.