Auntsfield ‘South Oaks’ Southern Valleys Marlborough Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 03-Oct-2018
Full, even, light straw-yellow colour with green tints. The nose is full with good depth and presence of ripe green stonefruits along with dark herbs and gooseberries melded harmoniously with a subtle layering of creamy, nutty oak, hints of toast and complexing oxidative suggestions, forming a concentrated, rounded core. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has good depth and richness with a heart of complex interwoven flavours of ripe, green stonefruits with gooseberries and herbs, complexing nutty oak and oxidative hints. The flavours show with good presence, forming a solid heart, with fresh, lacy acidity lending energy and cut. The wine flows harmoniously to an elegant, lingering finish. This is a complex, oak-influenced Sauvignon Blanc with green stonefruits, gooseberries, herbs and nutty flavours, on a palate with good weight and complexing detail. Match with herb-marinated poultry and pork dishes over the next 3+ years. Hand-picked fruit from a 2 ha elevated corner block next to some old oak trees, WBP and fully barrel-fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months on lees in 20% new French oak. 18.5/20 Oct 2018 RRP $38.00

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