Usually it doesn’t pay to select a wine because of the cool label. This one is an exception. And it doesn’t hurt that Otto’s Constant Dream ($15.00) is a perfect exemplar of my favorite varietal and region: Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
Once you have sniffed and tasted a couple of these, you never forget the distinctive profile: highly aromatic, with strong floral notes and citrus undertones, crisp acidity balanced by just enough sweetness to make the wine easy-drinking, and a lovely long finish. These wines are not thin, thirst-quenching patio pounders. They have a rich, full quality which makes them drinkable year round. A few of them are more restrained, even cerebral, though I wouldn’t count Otto in that category despite his label. This is the lush floral style, stopping just short of louche. Yum.
Mmm, making me thirsty! 🙂
Karolyn Cooper said:
It’s Friday, time to relax, Send some Otto over here, please. I visited Marlborough last November, staying in The Vintners Hotel, surrounded by grapes. Excellent.
Ooh, I bet the scenery there is breathtaking. NZ seems to be a shockingly beautiful place.
Me too and it’s only eight in the morning!!
It was around 11 my time I think but I got caught up over the weekend 😉
stopping just short of louche.. love it 😉
hee hee. It is possible for a wine to go overboard.
Great label! Not seen that one here, right now I am suffering from a smidgen indulgence in fizzy wine but when I am back to myself, I will hunt it down.
Fizzies are always welcome 🙂
That is a cool label! I wouldn’t even care what the wine tastes like with that cool bottle to present.
Yes, isn’t it? It was fun just to read the little labels inside “Otto’s” head 🙂