Innocent Bystander Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 15-Nov-2016
Bright, very pale straw colour, very light edged. The nose is softly packed and deep with an aromatic amalgam of ripe, pungent passionfruit with green stonefruits, capsicums, dark savoury herbs, unfolding pungent sulphide and lees elements. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, this has a tightly bound and softly concentrated core of pungent passion, green stonefruits, dark herbs and green capsicums. The fruit is complexed by flinty sulphide and reductive layers. The mid-palate reveals subtly rich and sweet fruit balanced by fine textures and a delicate, lacy acid line. The wine carries to a thirst-quenching, firm finish with light passionfruit and herb notes. This Sauvignon Blanc has a concentrated core of passionfruit with pungent sulphide, herb and capsicum flavours, soft textures and a fresh acid line. Match with salads and vegetables, and Mediterranean fare over the next 2 years. Marlborough fruit, 75% from the Wairau Bar and 25% from the Redwood Hills block, Awatere, cool-fermented to 13.5% alc. and 3.5 g/L RS, 35% on full solids and the wine given 3 months lees contact. 17.0/20 Nov 2016 RRP USD$15.00

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