Hawksdrift ‘Barrel Fermented’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 09-Nov-2018
Bright, even, pale golden-hued yellow colour, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is softly full with well-proportioned aromas of ripe green stonefruits, greengages and nectarines harmoniously entwined with a subtle layer of fresh herb elements and nutty oak. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has gently rich and concentrated flavours of green stonefruits and fresh herbs melded with spicy, nutty oak. The fruit forms a concentrated core, rounded in mouthfeel and gently textured, with fresh, lacy energy providing cut. The flavours carry to an elegant finish. This is a well-proportioned, oak-influenced Sauvignon Blanc with green stonefruit flavours harmoniously layered with nutty oak on a rounded, concentrated palate and fresh acid cut. Match with herb-marinated poultry and pork dishes over the next 3+ years. Hand-picked fruit from the ‘Butt’ vineyard, lower Wairau, WBP direct to barrel and fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 12 months in seasoned French oak, undergoing batonnage and partial MLF. 18.0+/20 Nov 2018 RRP $TBC

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