I sampled the Chlilean made Luis Felipe Edwards 2010 Sauvignon Blanc well into a tasting when my nose and palate should have been starting to get thrown off by sheer over-indulging and under use of the spittoon. But this very young Sauvignon Blanc had every element cranked to 11 on a scale of 10 and left nothing to the imagination. The nose was such a voluminous choral rendition of tropical fruit that I was quite taken aback. Taste wise that chorus sung a medley of pineapple, ripe-sweet grapefruit and other citrus. Being so strong, you might if this is a gimmick beginners wine, wrong.
Being a Sauvignon Blanc, it has plenty of competition in the marketplace right now. Everybody will have their own tastes and preferences, but you can be sure that if you show up at a party with a bottle of this, nobody else will have a bottle quite the same as you.
With this new take on a classic wine, I am looking at a voice for a music match that is young, fresh, powerful, comfortable with standards and jumps out at you for quality not quirkiness. Emilie Claire Barlow is just that singer. She hits all the notes, with a voice that is more clear than warm. Ms. Barlow’s music makes use of styles from the past, but she never sounds retro – she creates music relevant to her modern age and tender youth.
Bonus Luis Felipe Edwards #wineandmusic match: Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva 2008. This again is another Chilean wine with a great texture. A very dry Cabernet Sauvignon its fragrance and taste are in the oak and leather (not smokey, thank you very much) with earthy blackberries. A slow drinker if I have ever met one. Music match: Radiohead’s High and Dry.
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