Iona Sauvignon Blanc 2007 vs. Iona Sauvignon Blanc 2007
By Christian Eedes, 11 October 2010
To go with tomato and blue cheese tart for lunch yesterday, two bottle of Sauvingon Blanc 2007 from Elgin producer Iona, one closed with cork, the other screwcap. What was surprising about this exercise wasn’t that the two wines showed differently but just how marked the difference was. The wine under cork was significantly more developed being rich and broad in structure with pronounced tinned pea character on nose and palate; the wine under screwcap, meanwhile, was much more primary with lime flavour and lively acidity.