Stich Jackson Estate sauvignon Blanc 2011When the sun fails to shine for more than an hour before ducking behind dark clouds laden with moisture, in order to avoid the dreaded onset of SAD, my internal self-defence mechanism kicks in and I start to hallucinate.  

These hallucinations carry the imagination away and make it think that there are blue skies and warm town squares with lawns that I need to lie on.  From here the fiction intermingles with reality and I reach for the fridge to see what wine awaits.

I am pleased to say that this bottle of Jackson Estate, Stich, Sauvignon Blanc, 2011 from Marlborough is the perfect wine to imagine that one is enveloped in summery environs.  

The wine is fresh as cut grass with a very pleasing aroma of mixed pineapple and a touch of passion fruit.  The crisp acidity leaves the mouth feeling perfectly refreshed and fruitiness lingers on.  I conferred with my other half and she agrees that this is delicious.  Well done John, Geoff and Mike, whose names append the end of the back label claiming responsibility for this wine; at £9.99 a bottle it is an excellent buy.  

A good tip and available from:  Waitrose, Majestic, Sainsbury's

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