Hunter’s ‘Kaho Roa’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 25-Mar-2015
‘Kaho Roa’ means barrel age in Maori. Wairau Valley fruit from vines 20-25 y.o., indigenous yeast barrel-fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 15 months in 5% new oak, undergoing batonnage. Bright straw-yellow colour with lemon-green hues, lighter on rim. The bouquet is full and deep with rich, ripe green stonefruits, with greengage and nectarine notes seamlessly melding with nutty, flinty barrel-ferment aromas and layers of herbs and spices. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, rich and lusciously concentrated fruit flavours of greengages, nectarines, gooseberries and herbs are interwoven with subtle, nutty oak elements. The mouthfeel is soft-textured, but remains bright and fresh with fine, lacy, underlying acidity. The phenolics are integrated and the wine flows smoothly carrying to a long and sustained finish with subtle fruit and oak complexities. This is a seamless flowing, rich, complex, oak-influenced Sauvignon Blanc. Match with herb-marinated seafood and white meat dishes over the next 3+ years. 18.5+/20 Mar 2015 RRP $24.99

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