Babich Sauvignon Blanc

I picked up this bottle of 2006 Babich Sauvignon from Marlborough, New Zealand at MV Wine and Spirit in Madison, CT for $8.95. It had a screw cap closure and clocked in at 13.5% alcohol.

On the nose I found gooseberries, citrus, and tropical fruit. The wine smelled crisp. In the mouth the wine was dry, crisp, and acidic. It showed gooseberries and citrus.

The profile was typical for a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, but it didn’t seem right. The flavors were forced and it tasted processed.