Elephant Hill Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 28-May-2012
Bright, very pale straw-yellow colour, light on rim. The bouquet is very tight, elegant and refined with subtle gooseberry aromas with nuances of fresh herbs, tropical fruits and smoke. Dry and medium-bodied, light, restrained flavours of gooseberries herbs and limes show with some brightness and juiciness, the wine with good body and weight. A textural thread runs the line of the palate but the mouthfeel is soft and fine, the acidity in balance. Gentle herb and mineral flavours show on a moderately sustained finish. This is a gentle, but fresh and juicy Sauvignon Blanc with some presence to match antipasto, seafood and poultry over the next 2-3 years. Hand-picked fruit, WBP and indigenous yeast fermented at cool temperatures to 12.6% alc. and 3.1 g/L rs, the wine aged on lees for 3 months. 16.5-/20 May 2012 RRP $22.00

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