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Weekly Wine – Cupcake

30 Sep

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Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc
2014
New Zealand
750ml
13% ABV
$9.99 (Delaware, U.S.A.)

Bought this at one of those discount liquor stores in Delaware. This bottle costs $16.95 in Ontario, so even with the exchange rate it is still a very good deal – price-wise. The wine is ok. It tasted a bit raw and unrefined – like it should have sat in a barrel for a few more months to mature. It was a very fresh wine and not particularly outstanding. For ten bucks, yeah, it was good. For our 17 bucks – I don’t know.
I’ve had better wines, Sauvignon Blanc amongst them, for under ten bucks Canadian. This wine made me squint a bit at the bottle to see if it was really worth it. But not that this is a bad wine, it is okay – it just needs to mature a bit.