Greywacke Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 12-Nov-2018
Bright straw-yellow colour with suggestions of pale gold and with some depth, lighter on the edge. The bouquet is full and softly packed with deep and layered aromas of ripe tropical fruit and green stonefruits harmoniously melded with subtle savoury herbal notes and a suggestion of green bean that is more positive in interest than distracting. An array of yellow stonefruits shows the good condition of the wine. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has sweetly rich flavours of ripe green and yellow stonefruits with tropical fruit elements, savoury herbs and soft green bean nuances, along with nutty elements. The flavours form an elegantly concentrated heart. The palate is just beginning to show some phenolic dryness as the fruit begins to recede. The mouthfeel is lively with crisp acidity and the wine carries to a sustained finish of soft, savoury green stonefruits. This is a fully mature Sauvignon Blanc still on a plateau, with ripe green stonefruit and savoury herb notes with a touch of green and the beginnings of drying textures, but still possessing a fresh mouthfeel. Match with Mediterranean cuisine over the next 2-3 years. Fruit from Woodbourne, Renwick and Rapaura, cool-fermented by cultured yeasts in stainless-steel, with a portion in seasoned French oak barriques by indigenous yeasts, to 13.4% alc. the wine aged approx. 3 months on lees. 18.0/20 Nov 2018 RRP $N/A

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