Undaunted by my less-than-encouraging experience with the Astica Sauvignon-Semillon, I vowed to find a good inexpensive white wine at the LCBO. Inspired by the recent World Cup, I snagged this bottle off the shelf: the 2009 Obikwa Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa, for $8.95.
Verdict: Yum! A vibrant wine full of tropical fruit. I tasted pineapple, starfruit, lime, and just a bit of mango. The acidity gives it tang but isn’t overwhelming. This is a very good under-$10 Sauvignon Blanc, and I’ll be back for more!
Rating: Buy a bottle