The Stubborn Few Sauvignon Blanc Cask 2l

Price : $14


January 25, 2019

The Stubborn Few Sauvignon Blanc is a cask wine that seems to be sold exclusively through First Choice Liquour and Liquourland. It looks pretty cool, with the type of packaging that seems designed to attract millennial customers. However, if you’ve read my Simple Rules for Buying Better Wine article you know to never trust fancy packaging.

According to the marketing spiel, the name  “is a celebration of ‘The Stubborn Few’ – A minority who threw caution to the wind and forged the way for modern Australian wine making.” In particular, it references “A south Australian who “defied preconceptions and invented wine cask, breaking the rules just to keep his wine fresh.” The winemaker in question was Tom Angove, of Angove Family Winemakers, though, funnily enough, his name isn’t used here. Anyway, onto the wine:

The Review: Stubborn Few Sauvignon Blanc

It has a really odd nose. There is a little bit of stonefruit but also something weirdly earthy,  like clay. Not what you expect from a Sauvignon Blanc. There’s a bit of an apple juice flavour on the palate, which I always reckon is gross. The acidity feels somehow dulled here though it’s not sweet either. It’s drinkable, sure, but if you’re craving something that tastes like a typical Sauv Blanc you won’t find it here. It’s sink wine for me.

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  • Region: South Eastern Australia

  • Alcohol Percentage: 12.5%

  • Liquorland
  • First Choice Liquor

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