Coal Pit Proprietor’s Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Central Otago

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 19-Nov-2020
Bright, light straw-yellow, colourless on the rim. The bouquet is softly full, nuances of lime, gooseberries and freshly-cut-herbs are well-proportioned, interweaved subtle gunflint, creamy lees complexity. Medium-bodied, dry to taste, flavours of racy lime juice, gooseberries, pineapple are mouthwatering. Savoury fruit, grapefruit zest and fresh herbs unfolding, intermixed with flint, creamy lees details and white pepper powder linger on the palate. A fine layer of soft phenolic guide the flow with lively acidity to a savoury, dry finish. The wine is well-crafted with a beautiful texture to endorse the concentrated fruit. This is a fine-textured barrel-fermented Sauvignon Blanc with aromas of zesty ripe fruit, fresh herbs, flints and creamy lees details. Match with Chinese crispy pork belly and swordfish steak over the next 3-5 years. Fruit from 25-year-old vines in Gibbston sub-region. Foot stomped and left on skins overnight, 30% fermented in new French oak with extended lees contact. 13% alc, 1 g/l RS. 72.5 cases of 12 produced. 18.5/20 pts (93 pts) Nov 2020 RRP $42

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