Blind River ‘Tekau’ ‘Barrel Fermented’ Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 22-Jul-2014
Brilliant, light straw-yellow colour with lemon-green hues, pale on rim. This has a full and densely concentrated bouquet with savoury, spicy nectarine fruit aromas showing some complexing secondary bean and asparagus notes, the fruit still lively and brash. The barrel work is integral and balanced. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the fruit flavours of spiced, green stonefruits and beans is restrained. The palate features a firm core with fine phenolic grip and line, and unfolds subtle richness, along with soft, balancing acidity. The mouthfeel is still lively and the piquant acidity leads to a lingering finish. This is a restrained barrel-influenced Sauvignon Blanc with spicy stonefruit and secondary bean-like flavours and a good, lively, linear core. Match with Mediterranean inspired seafood and herb-marinated poultry dishes over the next 2-3 years. Awatere Valley fruit, fully barrel-fermented to 13.0% alc. and 1.8 g/L RS, the wine aged 10 months on lees in seasoned oak, with two-thirds undergoing MLF. 130 cases made. 17.0+/20 Jul 2014 RRP $40.00

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