review – oyster bay 2012 sauvignon blanc



Name of the Wine: Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc

Country of Origin: New Zealand

Year: 2012

Price: $17.99 at BCLC

Rating: 3.5

Comments: Kevin bought this lovely white for me to go with our fresh cherries. This was the wine that the employee at the liquor store recommended. I always wonder where they come up with this stuff. This was a nice sipping wine when well chilled. It is grassy – it even smells green! It was not too sweet and not overpowering but it also had no discernible flavours. That’s not always a bad thing. This wine would be great with a salad, a fish dish or something else light. I can’t see it with creamy dishes or anything heavy.

If you are new to wine this would be a hard one to buy as it has no description on the bottle. That makes it hard to know what to buy this wine for.

Would I buy this wine again? Maybe…. $18 is a pricey white for me and it didn’t ring enough bells to warrant another go. It might be a nice gift wine. That would be the only reason I would buy it again.


review – cat’s pee on a gooseberry bush.. major fail

I am going to make a little form for the seven wines we tried this weekend so we are comparing them the same way each time…. so this will look the same for the next six reviews this week!

Name of the Wine: Cat’s Pee on a Gooseberry Bush Sauvignon Blanc

Country of Origin: New Zealand

Year: 2009

Price: $18

Rating: 2.3

What made this wine fit our theme for the night?: The label and bottle are green!

Comments: I have never had a wine yet that everyone thought was quite so awful. I asked each person to write down a sentence or two about the wines we tasted as we went along and this is what I got for Cat Pee…

  • Smells horrible, not dry, not a lot of flavor
  • Very oaky. Smell not appealing. Taste doesn’t last
  • Smells like cat pee (we all thought this)
  • Oak, meaty and warm (this lady rated it a 3 out of 6)
  • Not dry or intensely flavoured as the bottle says

It really did smell like cat pee! The description on the bottle describes the wine as having gentle hints of cat…. What? Who finds that appealing?

Now, I am a new world wine kinda gal. And I am all for the Kiwi’s. But this was downright awful and to top it off was the most expensive wine of the night. Major fail.

Would I buy this wine again? Every single person said ‘NO’!

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