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Blue Nun White 2013

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Wine Tasting NotesAn easy-to-drink, refreshing white wine that may be consumed on its own or matched with seafood, white meats and spicy dishes, Blue Nun's color is of pale straw. Its nose is quite subdued and gently floral. Refreshing grape and green apple flavors with hints of nectarines define its taste profile, with sufficient acidity providing well balanced structure. It is refreshing and crisp with a soft yet persistent finish.

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Blue Nun:
  Blue Nun is one of the most famous wines in the world, originally from the Rheinhesse region of Germany. The original wine was first produced in the early 1920s by H. Sichel Söhne, based on the beloved semi-sweet, white Riesling Liebfraumilch (Church of Our Lady) style that was produced at the cathedrals in Worms, Bingen and Mainz. His aim was to popularize German wines to a glo... Read more
  Blue Nun is one of the most famous wines in the world, originally from the Rheinhesse region of Germany. The original wine was first produced in the early 1920s by H. Sichel Söhne, based on the beloved semi-sweet, white Riesling Liebfraumilch (Church of Our Lady) style that was produced at the cathedrals in Worms, Bingen and Mainz. His aim was to popularize German wines to a global market by introducing them to an easy-drinking, affordable product, making it one of the very first mass-produced international brands. It was called Blue Nun because the nun on the label was meant to have brown robes, and due to a printing error, it came out blue. And so it stuck. The wine was an instant success in the U.K. and eventually became popular in the US, peaking in the 1970s. Blue Nun is responsible for creating the American association with sweet German wines, and popularizing the “Rhine” jug style that is still produced. But by the close of the 1980s, tastes went more “upmarket” and the thirst for drier wines caused sales to plummet. Poor Blue Nun became the butt of many jokes, associated with “uncivilized” palates.    In the mid-1990s, Blue Nun was purchased by Langguth brands. In the 2000s, it has been relaunched with attempts to upgrade its quality associations and reinvent itself. In addition to the original Liebfraumilch style, it is also available as dry reds and whites from around the globe, such as Australian Shiraz and Chilean Chardonnay, as well as a sparkling gold release with gold leaf flakes visibly floating in the bottle.  Read less

Member Reviews for Blue Nun White

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Snooth User: CharlesTseng
775924262
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 05/29/2011

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Jeff Sherlock
9249542
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 08/30/2011

It's goooood.


Snooth User: amandajo1023
67610261
1.50 5
Vintage: 2007 08/06/2012

One and a half glasses


Snooth User: Jermzzy
166432229
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 05/04/2009

Sweet and light


Snooth User: cowdiddly
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2006 01/19/2009

not terribly bad good quality wine but nothing special that I have experienced from some german rieslings . good choice for everyday drinking


Snooth User: itspree
7625613
4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 04/05/2009

It's not the most magical thing I've ever tasted, but it wins extra points for being such a good deal.


Snooth User: tessarenee
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2006 11/20/2008

You know, I'm many things but a wine snob, I am not. So when I saw a bottle of Blue Nun Qualitatswein sitting there in my local HEB for $4, I swiped it up. A flashback to Thanksgivings of my childhood when my Aunt and Uncle came bringing the familiar blue bottle. I always wanted my own glass but was only allowed sips. It's pretty much what I remember, smooth, simple, sweet and a twinge dry. It's probably at best a good beginner's wine but I still buy it if only for the warm fuzzies I get from drinking an inexpensive, tasty wine my parents drank when they were my age.


External Reviews for Blue Nun White

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Vintage: 2005 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesAn easy-to-drink, refreshing white wine that may be consumed on its own or matched with seafood, white meats and spicy dishes, Blue Nun's color is of pale straw. Its nose is quite subdued and gently floral. Refreshing grape and green apple flavors with hints of nectarines define its taste profile, with sufficient acidity providing well balanced structure. It is refreshing and crisp with a soft yet persistent finish.


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Vintage: 2003 05/22/2011

The recent quality improvements at this producer are praiseworthy. There's a brief whiff of sulfur in this wine, but it gives way to lots of fresh, apple-scented fruit. It's light to medium in body and much less sweet than it used to be, picking up hints of red berries on the finish.


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Vintage: 2003 05/22/2011

This ain't your father's Blue Nun. This is recognizably a Riesling, boasting modest green apple and pear flavors and a close-to-dry finish. A quantum leap beyond what Blue Nun used to be back in the 1970s and '80s.



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