Greywacke ‘Wild Sauvignon’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 02-Oct-2017
Straw-yellow with slight light golden hues. The bouquet is showing some secondary development with asparagus and bean notes, but underlined with green stonefruits and herbs. Some breadth appearing. On palate, beginning to broaden out, but this is up-front with some intensity. Good fruit core and some asparagus and bean, but in a harmonious mix. Slight phenolic grip and the acidity keeps the mouthfeel fresh and lively. Drinking now, maybe drink up. 17.5+/20 Sep 2017 RRP $N/A Even straw-yellow colour with lemony hues, lighter on rim. The bouquet is full and voluminous with softly concentrated aromas showing an array of green stonefruits complexed by secondary bean-like development, interwoven with spices, smoke, oak and minerals. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, sweet and juicy, mouthfilling flavours of gooseberries, greengages and beans reveal minerals, and smoky elements. This has a strong core with excellent acidity and freshness, and the wine follows a very fine-textured line that carries to an accessible finish that blossoms in aromatics. This is a rich-fruited and fresh, oak-influenced Sauvignon Blanc with complex flavours beginning to show some secondary development. Match with herb-marinated seafood, poultry and pork over the next 2-3 years. Fruit from the Brancott Valley along with Woodboune, Renwick and Rapaura fruit, indigenous yeast fermented predominantly in seasoned French oak barriques to 14.0% alc., the wine undergoing batonnage with around two-thirds through MLF, the wine then given a further 5 months lees contact. 18.5/20 Jan 2014 RRP $37.95

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