Eradus Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 29-Mar-2012
Bright, pale straw-yellow colour with some depth, pale on rim. The bouquet is full with good volume, showing gooseberry and green bean notes of development, well-concentrated and harmoniously presented. Dry with moderate punchiness, this has a core of gooseberry and capsicum fruit flavours along with green beans, opening up with accessibility and filling the palate. The mid-palate richness leads to a crisp, zesty finish with sweet flavours of gooseberries and herbs. Starting to show some development in the flavour profile, this has the fruit richness to match most seafood and poultry dishes over the next 2 years. Fruit from the ‘Breloft' vineyard, cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 13.5% alc. and 3.5 g/L rs. 17.5+/20 Mar 2012 RRP $19.00 Fruit from the ‘Breloft' vineyard in the Awatere Valley cool-fermented in stainless steel to 13.5% alc. and dryness. Bright, very pale straw-yellow colour with green hues and a pale rim. This is very tight and finely expressed on the nose with intense mineral-infused gooseberry and nettle-like aromas, quite piercing and cutting. Dry to taste, the wine is tightly bound, with penetrating pure flavours of gooseberries and steely minerals with wet stones. The textures are very fine, and racy acidity adds to the freshness and rich liveliness of the fruit, and the palate has drive and length. This is sure to open up, and put on more weight and breadth over the next 2-3 years. Serve with seafood, especially shellfish, and poultry and vegetarian dishes. 18.0/20 Oct 2011 RRP $21.50

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