Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Price : $12

VALUE FOR MONEY?

May 28, 2019

You’ll have seen Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc before, I’m sure. Even among the ubiquitous Marlborough Sauv Blancs on the shelves of Aussie bottleshops it stands out as being one of the most widely available. It’s one of those wines I’m sure I’ve had plenty of times in the past but can never actually remember trying it.

Stoneleigh is owned by Pernod Ricard, the French drinks giant that also owns Jacob’s Creek and Brancott Estate, among others. I can’t tell you much more than that about the winery – I looked up the “our story” section on the website and, unfortunately, there was no story to be found. So lets put it down as one of the many corporately owned and mass-produced wines on the shelves. Not that either of those things is necessarily bad – not everyone wants, or can afford, $30+ wines from boutique producers. The only thing that matters as far as this site is concerned, is whether the wine itself is of decent quality, and whether it’s good value for money. So let’s take a look.

The Review: Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc 2017

So much passionfruit on the nose here – “That smells like an actual passionfruit” is how my wife put it. The palate is pretty dry, with a good “line” of acidity. There’s a slightly bitter edge to the finish perhaps but overall it’s easy to drink. It’s a simple but pleasant wine that should satisfy anyone who likes their whites on the dry side. At around $12 a bottle, which is the best price I could find, it’s pretty good value.

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  • Region: Marlborough

  • Alcohol Percentage: 13%

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