Fairbourne Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 25-Nov-2015
Bright, pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, near colourless on the rim. The bouquet is very elegant and tightly bound with refined aromas of white and green stonefruits, white florals and nuances of piquant herbs. This has a concentrated core to the aromatics that unveil suggestions of secondary green beans with cut grass and waxy, lanolin Semillon-like complexity. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate is well-proportioned showing bright and delicately sweet fruit flavours of limes, green stonefruits, gooseberries, white florals and herbs. A subtle layer of waxy lanolin unfolds adding interest and hints of unctuousness. The mouthfeel is balanced by fresh, lacy acidity that provides drive and vibrant linearity. Fine-textured phenolics carry the wine to a long, lingering finish of stonefruits, herbs and waxy notes. This is a tightly concentrated, refined Sauvignon Blanc with stonefruit, floral and herb finesse. Serve with seafood, salads and vegetables over the next 3+ years. Hand-picked fruit from the ‘Skyedale’ vineyard in the Southern Valleys, cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 13.5% alc. and 1.3 g/L RS, the wine aged 6-7 months on lees, with a small portion in seasoned oak. 18.5+/20 Nov 2015 RRP $34.95 Hand-picked fruit from the ‘Skyedale’ vineyard in the Southern Valleys, cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 13.5% alc. and 1.3 g/L RS, the wine aged 6-7 months on lees, with a small portion in seasoned oak. Bright, very pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, near colourless on rim. This has a very refined, tight and elegantly presented nose with delicacy of detail, revealing pure white stonefruits, florals and herbs, subtle gooseberry fruit and thirst-quenching minerally notes. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the flavours combine refinement, delicacy and subtle detail, showing gooseberry fruit, minerals and herbs. The acidity is soft and ripe, lending tension and poise to the mouthfeel, and the flavours flow with energy. Very fine phenolics guide the palate to a mouthwatering, sustained finish. This is a refined and subtle Sauvignon Blanc with finesse and delicate mouthwatering detail. Serve as an aperitif and with shellfish over the next 2-3+ years. 18.5/20 May 2014 RRP $34.95

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