Posted By: Wine&Roll - The Wines of Rock!
AC/DC Hells Bells Sauvignon Blanc, Malborough, New Zealand, 2011.
This is the result when a wine and a band with a signature style come together.
The English Summer has just arrived so it's time to sample a refreshing white wine. AC/DC has entered the wine business with 4 items, their Hells Bells Sauvignon Blanc seems to be perfect for this occassion. A good company to celebrate the band's 40th anniversary.
According to our experience we gained during our pub walks, the safe choice is if you go for a Sauvignon Blanc from their selection of house wines, because that's the only wine you can rely on due to its trusted quality whereas AC/DC as a brand has the same meaning in rock music.
This New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc convinced us for the first approach. First of all the label on the bottle is very attractive. The name refers to the song Hell's Bells from their most successful and best selling album to date.
The wine comes from the same region as the band and has the same signature notes. You won't mix it up with other wines, it shows the proper New Zealand style in the highest quality.
It has pale yellow color, citrus and vegetal notes and tropical fruits on the nose in addition mango and banana and hints of gooseberry in taste. Exactly what you expect from a New World Sauvignon Blanc. The wine is well balanced as well with good acidity. This wine is harsh like a guitar riff, mellow like a melody, and tight like the AC/DC sound. It represents the quality you can rely on.
As a wine it has the same character as AC/DC has in music. Considering both, they don't want to amaze you only provide their unmistakeable notes and pure quality. You know what to expect from them.
AC/DC made a good choice with this wine and grape variety. Now it's your turn. But don't be surprised if you feel you're on stage in a schoolboy uniform doing the Angus-style duckwalk when you have finished the bottle. Let there be Rock!
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