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Clark Estate Upper Awatere Sauvignon Blanc 2021, Marlborough

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 28-Apr-2022
Bright, even, very pale straw-yellow. The nose is softly full and distinctive, with aromas of gooseberries, guava and currants underlined lime, entwined with elderflower and a subtle hint of white spice. Medium-bodied, deep aromas of gooseberries, white currants, guava melded with lime and its zest; elderflower adorned; white spice lingers with chalky minerals and salinity. Taut acidity provides good energy to the concentrated fruit, which shows weight, depth and a complex range of flavours. Fine-textured chalky minerals extend a silken texture to an elegant palate. This vibrant yet serious Sauvignon Blanc shows style and quality fruit in a pure, refined expression and a dusty, long finish. Match with lemon sole and shellfish over the next 3-5 years. Fruit from a single vineyard in Upper Awatere Valley planted in 1998, selected parcels cool-fermented to 13% alc, 2 g/l RS, aged on lees. 19/20 pts (95 pts) Apr 2022 RRP $23

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