Joseph Cattin 2021 Sauvage Pinot Blanc (Alsace) Rating and Review | Wine Enthusiast
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Joseph Cattin 2021 Sauvage Pinot Blanc (Alsace)

Rating
90
Price
$20
Winery
Variety
Region
Wine Type
Alcohol
12.5%
Bottle Size
750 ml
Issue Date
12/31/2022
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Sour-apple-candy and lemon-peel aromas have an alluringly waxy tone to them. This is a wine of many twists and turns, though. On the palate, it's straight as an arrow, all bright acidity and power, but a salty note kicks in on the finish, leaving an overall impression of salted grapefruit. Each chapter is charming in its own right, but this wine may need a little time in bottle to settle into itself. Layla Schlack

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*Products deemed unacceptable (receving a rating below 80 points) are not reviewed.

98-100

Classic
The Pinnacle of quality

94-97

Superb
A great achievement

90-93

Excellent
Highly recommended

87-89

Very Good
Often good value; well recommended

83-86

Good
Suitable for everyday consumption, often good value

80-82

Acceptable
Can be employed


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