Charles Wiffen Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 17-Aug-2011
Early and later fruit harvesting for a range of fruit expression, fermented to 13.3% alc. and 2.5 g/L rs, 6% in seasoned French oak. Very pale straw-yellow colour with a pale edge, this has a very powerful and intense nose of grass, English gooseberries and nettles with fresh garden herbs. The bouquet is very fresh and brash. Dry to taste, this is still very tightly bound, but shows intense and concentrated herb, nettle and grassy flavours with a degree of sweetness and succulence. Crisp, slippery acidity contributes to the fruit exuberance and drives the palate to the sustained finish. Drink this driven, linear and zesty wine with seafood, poultry and vegetarian dishes over the next 2-3+ years. 18.0-/20 Aug 2011 RRP $21.35 Youthful pale straw-yellow in colour, this has a powerful and intense bouquet of grassy, herbaceous and nettle-like fruit, pungent and punchy, yet tightly bound. Carrying 13.3% alc. and around 3 g/L rs, this surprises with the degree of fruit sweetness and succulence of the herb and nettle-like, English gooseberry fruit flavours. While the acidity is racy and lively, the textures are soft. A wine that will match shellfish, salads, vegetables and herb marinated poultry over the next 2-3 years.  Apr 2011  RRP $21.35 Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade', the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews' operates

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