Greywacke ‘Wild Sauvignon’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 02-Oct-2017
Pale straw-yellow, even and with a glint of yellow-gold. This has ripe tropical fruit and green stonefruits with subtle complexing nuttiness, lees and flint, and savoury earthiness, beginning to show secondary elements. Full and quite broad on the palate with soft layers of fruit and inputs, including gunflint, with secondary interest all coming together. Lovely ripeness and tropical fruits unfolding a little earth with toast. This has blossomed and shows with integration and harmony. Drinking well, but no hurry. 19.0/20 .Sep 2017 RRP $N/A Bright straw-yellow colour with pale golden hues, pale on rim. This has a full, soft and broad nose with a complex ethereal amalgam of aromatics, showing a core of ripe stonefruits, nectarines and greengages intermixed with herbs, flinty minerals and smoky detail. Dry and gently mouthfilling, waves of flavour open on the palate; ripe stonefruits and piquant gooseberry fruit blossom with subtle spice and floral elements. There is subtle alcoholic power and drive, allied to a fine textural line, with freshness and energy from good acidity, the flavours flowing effortlessly to a long and sustained finish with ethereal layers of fruit and flint. This is a soft, ethereal and complex, oak-influenced Sauvignon Blanc with subtle power. Serve with seafood and poultry over the next 3-4 years. Fruit from Brancott Valley, Woodbourne, Renwick and Rapaura sites, indigenous yeast fermented in mainly old French oak barriques to 14.0% alc., the wine aged one year in oak with batonnage, with approx. 50% undergoing MLF, and then given another 5 months on lees out of barrel. 18.5/20 Jun 2013 RRP $37.95

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