Palliser Estate 2017 Sauvignon Blanc and 2016 Pinot Noir

20-Dec-2017

Palliser Estate is one of the largest and senior wine producers in Martinborough. The consistent and high quality of the wines has brought an important stability and credibility to the region. The work of winemaker Allan Johnson in ensuring that Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, the region’s most important varieties are handled as best as can be done. The Palliser Estate bottlings figure at the top level for Martinborough, and are the flagship varieties for the company. Here, I review the latest releases, the 2017 Sauvignon Blanc and the 2016 Pinot Noir. Both wines are lighter and more elegant than their respective previous vintages, but there is no shortcoming in any aspect of quality. The Sauvignon Blanc sees a return to greater thiol expression, and the Pinot Noir grows in intensity and detail in the glass. The evolution in style continues its upward journey. www.palliser.co.nz


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Palliser Estate Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017
  • Palliser Estate Martinborough Pinot Noir 2016

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