Black Barn Tuki Tuki Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 04-Aug-2014
Bright, very pale straw colour with slight green hues. This has a tightly held and intense nose with fresh, steely and cutting aromas of ripe stonefruits with herbal detail and complexing mineral notes at the core, the bouquet revealing a waxiness and a flinty reductive nuance. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, tightly concentrated flavours of green stonefruits, herbs and minerals feature on the palate. The mouthfeel is elegant in expression, with a chalky, minerally-textured dry line enhanced by acid liveliness and tension. The wine flows with good energy, the firm line showing the subtle barrel-ferment and lees work, and carries to a mouthwatering, mineral-nuanced, lingering finish. This is a tightly concentrated Sauvignon Blanc with dry, chalky minerally line and length. Serve with seafood and Mediterranean cuisine over the next 3+ years. Hand-picked fruit, MS and BDX 316 clones from the Tuki Tuki Valley, vines 5-7 y.o., WBP and indigenous yeast fermented, 70% in tank and 30% in barrel to 13.6% alc. and dryness, the wine undergoing batonnage. 250 dozen made. 17.5+/20 Aug 2014 RRP $22.90

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