Eureka ‘Barrel Fermented’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 12-Nov-2013
Sauvignon Blanc fruit from the ‘Escaroth’ site on the Blenheim side of Taylors Pass Road, fermented in a mix of seasoned American oak and new barrels, both acacia and American oak to 12.5% alc. and 4 g/L RS. 5% Sauvignon Gris was added at blending. Bright, even straw-yellow colour, lighter on rim. This has a fresh, tight and restrained, steely nose of gooseberry fruit intermingling with cooler grass and nettle-like aromas, and very subtle nutty oak elements. Very dry to taste and medium-bodied, subdued gooseberry and grassy fruit flavours form a tight, near-austere palate. Crisp, firm acidity and a fine thread of phenolic textures carry the flavours with plenty of tension to a light, tightly-bound, grassy finish. This is a very crisp, tight and dry Sauvignon Blanc in the white Bordeaux style showing grassy Sauvignon Gris fruit. Serve with seafood and antipasto over the next 3-4 years. 16.5/20 Nov 2013 RRP $25.00

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