Kairos ‘Wild Barrique Ferment’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 28-May-2013
Fruit from a single hillside site in the Omaka Valley, hand-picked, indigenous yeast fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 9 months in seasoned French barriques undergoing 100% MLF and given lees contact but no batonnage. Bright, pale straw-yellow colour with lemon-green hues. This has an intense and deep nose with a complex array of aromas of nectarines, greengages and gooseberries, interwoven with nuts, herbs and flinty lees detail. Dry and fullish-bodied, flavours of green stonefruits, tropical fruits and herbs form a rounded, but deeply concentrated core. The palate has sweet and lush fruit, with a near unctuous mouthfeel, underlined by good drive. Soft, lacy acidity and a smooth creaminess allow the flavours to flow effortlessly to a very long and concentrated finish. This is a rich and layered oak-influenced Sauvignon Blanc with soft, lush textures and mouthfeel. Serve with herb-infused white meat dishes and Mediterranean fare over the next 3-4 years. 18.5/20 May 2013 RRP $25.00

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