Elephant Hill ‘Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 22-Jul-2015
Bright, very pale straw-colour, near colourless on rim. The nose is expressive of finesse, with elegantly and tightly bound, delicate aromas of green stonefruits interwoven with soft herbs, wet-stone minerals, unveiling sweet gooseberry fruit and rainwater suggestions. Dry and medium-bodied, the palate is refined in proportion with a soft, mouthwatering core of gooseberries, green stonefruits, white florals and minerals. The mouthfeel is smooth in texture and flow, building is subtle sweetness, with soft, ripe acidity lending energy and drive. The palate possesses a fine, linear core that carries the flavours to a soft, sustained, minerally finish. This is a subtle, refined dry sauvignon Blanc with delicate richness and mouthwatering minerality. Serve with seafood and herb-marinated poultry dishes over the next 2-3+ years. Hand-picked fruit from the stoniest block of the ‘Te Awanga’ estate vineyard from vines planted in 2003, WBP and indigenous yeast fermented, 50% in seasoned puncheons and 50% in stainless-steel to 12.5% alc. and 2.5 g/L RS, the wine aged 8 months on lees in 3 y.o. oak. 18.0/20 Jul 2015 RRP $35.00

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