Hunter’s Home Block Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Marlborough

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 04-May-2021
Bright, clear pale straw-yellow, even colour throughout. The nose is vibrant and pure, softly full with nuances of classic Marlborough gooseberries, lime, green apple melded with subtle crunchy mineral, elderflower and a hint of cassis. Medium-light bodied, a crisp palate carrying flavours of gooseberries, lime and green apple, adorned by a hint of elderflower and cassis, along with salinity, and a mineral flow with good energy and focus to a long, crisp finish. The flavours are pure with depth, racy acidity tamed by subtle lees contact softened texture and fine phenolics, left a salivating, dry closing. This is a classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with finesse and a salivating, crisp mineral drive. Match with Marlborough's Cloudy Bay clams and green-lipped mussels over the next 6+ years. Fruit sourced from Home Block Vineyard on Rapaura Road, zero herbicides used, handpicked, whole bunch pressed, fermented in tank (90%) and large French oak puncheons (10%) to 13% alc, 1 g/l RS, aged on fine lees. 19/20 pts (95 pts) May 2021 RRP $29.90

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