Marlborough Estate ‘Reserve’ Sauvignon Blanc 2013
Marlborough Estate is the brand of Mt Olympus Wines who have a strong portfolio aimed at the alternative channels of distribution and retailing. The wines often are seen on-line at www.blackmarket.co.nz The winemaker is the well-known and respected Alan McGettigan. Here is my review of the new release Sauvignon Blanc 2013.
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Marlborough Estate ‘Reserve’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - MarlboroughReview Date : 18-Sep-2013Bright, pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, very pale on rim. The bouquet is fresh, tightly concentrated and penetrating with an amalgam of pungent passionfruit and gooseberry aromas, lifted with subtle tropical fruit elements. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, tight and intense flavours of passionfruit are entwined with layers of herbs and minerals. The mouthfeel is rounded with fine textures and soft acidity, but showing good depth and density of fruit weight. The flavours are rich and pungent, revealing a lusciousness and juiciness, balanced and enlivened by lacy acidity on the finish. This is an intensely rich, lush and pungent Sauvignon Blanc with a soft mouthfeel and lacy acidity. Serve with vegetables and salads, and with Mediterranean fare over the next 2 years. Fruit from sites in the Lower Wairau and Brancott Valleys, cool-fermented to 13.15% alc. and 3.3 g/L RS. 17.0+/20 Sep 2013 RRP $18.95