Fairbourne Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 26-Jun-2017
Bright, very pale straw colour with slight green hues. The nose is very elegant and delicate with subtly detailed aromas of pure fruit, showing white florals, white and green stonefruits, a suggestion of gooseberries, along with fresh herbs, This is tightly bound, and reveals a core of thirst-quenching wet-stone minerals. This is sheer finesse and refinement. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has a refined and tightly concentrated core of white and green stonefruits entwined with white florals, herbs and a hint of gooseberries, along with mouth-watering minerals. The core is fine, firm and taut, and the wine flows along a very fine-textured phenolic line with crisp and brisk acid energy. The flavours have linearity and drive, and carry to an elegant, lingering dry, minerally finish. This is a very taut and concentrated, refined and detailed Sauvignon Blanc with thirst quenching stonefruit, herb, floral and minerally flavours. Serve with shellfish and seafood over the next 3+ years. Hand-picked fruit from a single north-facing hillside vineyard in the Wairau Valley, fermented in stainless-steel with a small portion in new French oak to 13.5% alc. and 1.2 g/L RS. 18.5+/20 Jun 2017 RRP $34.95

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