Fairbourne Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 10-Jul-2013
Bright, very pale straw colour with green hues, near colourless on rim. The bouquet is very refined with subtly entwined aromas of white florals, gooseberries and minerals, expressed with great purity and building intensity. Dry to taste, this has a very finely concentrated and tight core, with lifted floral, gooseberry and minerally flavours, which are expressed with restraint and style. The fruit is underlined by soft, mouthwatering, acidity that provides poise and excellent tension. The mouthfeel is firm and taut, with real linearity and drive and the palate has elegance and proportion that leads to a very long and nuanced dry finish. This is a tight and very refined Sauvignon Blanc, with white floral and mineral overtones akin to classical Sancerre. Serve with seafood and antipasto over the next 3-4 years. Fruit from a north-facing Southern Valleys hillside vineyard with clay gravel soils, fermented to 13.5% alc. and dryness, a small portion of the wine aged in French oak. 19.0/20 Jul 2013 RRP $34.95

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