Babich ‘Winemakers’ Reserve’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 13-Apr-2017
Bright, even, light straw-yellow colour with slight pale-gold hues. The nose is fresh and very tightly bound with intensely penetrating aromas of green stonefruitsm greengages and gooseberries interwoven with a subtle layer of nuts, fresh herbs and chalky minerals. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is elegantly concentrated with a firm, intense core of green stonefruits and gooseberries, entwined with notes of fresh herbs and chalky minerals. The fruit is vibrant and enlivened by lacy acidity, and the wine flows along a refined, taut line with fine textures, leading to a long, lingering finish of green stonefruits and spicy blackcurrant leaf. This is a taut and intensely concentrated oak-influenced Sauvignon Blanc with green stonefruit flavours along with herb and minerally nuances. Match with herb-marinated seafood and poultry dishes over the next 3 years. Fruit from the ‘Cowslip Valley’ vineyard, Waihopi, fully barrel-fermented in predominantly seasoned oak to 13.0% alc. and 1.6 g/L RS, the wine aged 6 months on lees. 18.5/20 Apr 2017 RRP $34.95

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