Auntsfield ‘South Oaks’ ‘Barrel Fermented’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 14-Oct-2014
A ‘Single Block’ wine, from the 2 ha ‘South Oaks’ block, the fruit hand-picked and WBP, fermented, 15% by indigenous yeasts, in French oak barriques to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 9 months in 10% new oak. Full, even straw-yellow colour with pale gold hues, lighter on rim. The nose is full and broad with rich and deep fruit aromas of savoury green stonefruits along with secondary nuances of green bean in an amalgam of nutty, creamy barrel-fermentation elements. Dry to taste and full-bodied, this has rich, layered and sweet flavours of green stonefruits, green beans, herbs, nuts and creamy oak. The palate has weight and density, and the mouthfeel is robust with grainy textures with underlying acid energy. Some alcoholic power provides drive, and carries the wine to a rich, lush finish with stonefruits, spices and nuts. This is a fulsome, broad and rich oak-influenced Sauvignon Blanc with an array of stonefruit, bean and nutty flavours. Serve with herb-marinated white meat dishes over the next 3-4+ years. 17.5/20 Oct 2014 RRP $38.00

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