Babich Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 05-Jul-2016
Bright, very pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, near colourless on the rim. The nose is softly full with lifted fermentation esters melded with gooseberry fruit, fresh herbs, green capsicums and tropical fruits, unveiling some passionfruit. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, crisp and tightly bound, slender flavours of gooseberries and tropical fruits are entwined with fresh herbs and framed by youthful phenolic textures and grip. The palate is mouthwatering with linearity and a concentrated core, the racy acid enlivening the aromatics and fermentation esters. The wine carries to a light, crisp, long lingering dry finish. This is a youthfully tight Sauvignon Blanc with gooseberry and tropical fruit lifted by fresh esters, showing a little grip. It will come together over the next 6 months and drink well with seafood and Pacific Rim fare for a further 2 years. Fruit from Wairau, Waihopi and Awatere, predominantly estate vineyards, cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 13.0% alc. and 3.2 g/L RS. 16.5+/20 Jul 2016 RRP $22.00

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