Dog Point ‘Section 94’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 09-Apr-2015
Bright straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, lighter on edge. The bouquet is firmly concentrated with deep aromas of greengages, nectarines and fresh herbs, harmoniously melded with complexing reductive gunflint and mineral layers. The aromatics are intense and youthfully fresh, but stylishly in presentation, revealing white florals and lifted herb elements, along with an array of stonefruit. Dry to taste and full-bodied, rich, bold and concentrated flavours of green stonefruits, fresh herbs, white florals and gunflint complexities feature on a fulsome, well-structured palate. This is mouthfilling and weighty with grip and presence, and the mouthfeel lively with refreshing, lacy acidity. The wine flows with power, texture and drive, leading to a long, dry finish with herb, greengage and minerally detail. This is a rich, powerfully structured and textural oak-influenced Sauvignon Blanc with green stonefruit and complex reductive complexities. Match with herb-marinated white meat dishes over the next 4-5 years. Fruit from a single block on the ‘Dog Point’ vineyard, hand-picked, WBP and fully barrel-fermented with solids by indigenous yeasts to 14.0% alc. and 2.2 g/L RS, the wine aged 18 months in seasoned oak, the wine undergoing occasional batonnage and no MLF. 19.0/20 Apr 2015 RRP $35.00 Pale straw colour, even. The nose exudes richness allied to elegance, with layers of spicy green stonefruits interwoven with subtle oak and minerally detail, the flintiness quite subdued. Elegantly presented on palate with tight and concentrated flavours of citrus fruits and spicy green stonefruit. The layers of interest and detail as on nose. Excellent acidity and lifted herbs unfolding, this has real power and drive. Clearly much more interest to emerge, but already with great fruit and depth. % alc., and RS TBA, 18 months in older French oak. 19.0+/20 Oct 2014 RRP $TBA

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