Fairbourne Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 03-Apr-2012
Brilliant pale straw colour, near colourless on edge. This has a fresh and elegant bouquet of gooseberry fruit with mineral notes and ethereal white floral and herb nuances, beautifully expressed with clarity and fine intensity. Dry to taste, this is stylishly concentrated with tightly bound flavours of English gooseberries and lime fruit, the palate showing a delicate succulence and very fine, near seamless textures. The acidity is judged perfectly, providing lively tension and raciness, supporting the fruit definition. A sustained, lingering finish with interwoven nuances of florals and fresh herbs completes the wine. This is a refined Sauvignon Blanc with purity and subtly sweet, classical flavours to match with seafood and poultry dishes over the next 2-3+ years. Fruit from north-facing vineyard sites in the Wairau Valley, cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 13.5% alc., a very small portion matured in seasoned French oak. 18.5-/20 Apr 2012 RRP $35.00

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