Saint Clair ‘Wairau Reserve’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017

02-Jan-2018

The Saint Clair Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs are among the best and most recognised of the country. The bold passionfruity and tropical fruited, thiol-expressive wines are rich and mouthfilling and enjoyed across the globe. The Saint Clair approach to making their flagship ‘Wairau Reserve’ Sauvignon Blanc is a little different to other producers. Rather than a consistent single vineyard bottling, or a blend of the best parcels in different proportions to make the most expressive or harmonious whole, the Saint Clair team generally bottle the wine from the best performing site available to them that vintage. So their top wine may vary in source each year. However, over recent years, Saint Clair have blended parcels from different sites to achieve an even better wine in the sum of its parts, which is tending to the second approach as mentioned above. For the challenging 2017 vintage, Saint Clair have used fruit from two Dillons Point sites, these with a track record of providing the top wines each year. I review the wine here. www.saintclair.co.nz


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