Wolfblass has a reputation for being a shit wine in Australia, which is probably why they are following the trail blazed by that other great Australian shit wine, Jacob’s Creek, and are now flooding the world with cheap plonk and working their way upmarket.
Miss Sachi bought this as cooking wine (which is a little unfair to put right at the start, but that’s truth in journalism for you) and saved a little for me in the fridge as she knows I’m white-curious. So it is that I find myself anticipating the enjoyment of a cold, crisp white after a hard day’s toil in the (balcony) garden.
First impressions are: “Cheap red is better than cheap white”. The ;label says “Citrus aromas, melon and white peach flavours with a hint of oak on the palate”. What the label omits is that this white should also make for an excellent cleaning fluid.
Initial taste is
harsh bold leaving the driver in no doubt of the low-budget nature of the purchase (Bt399 at Villa). Normally, I would write that there’s probably a market of white daily-drivers who keep Wolfblass afloat but I suspect that one can do better even in this price bracket. Good for cooking though.