Lawson’s Dry Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 13-Dec-2013
Bright, very pale straw-yellow colour with green hues, pale on rim. The bouquet is very fine, tightly bound and elegant in expression unfolding passionfruit and mineral aromas, along with gooseberries, lifted white florals and herbs. The bouquet has a chalky mouth-watering purity. Dry to taste and tightly concentrated with passionfruit and mineral flavours at the core, the palate is chalky and thirst quenching. The fruit very focussed and is underlined by a fine, drying textural thread and ripe, restrained acidity. The wine carries the herb, flint and minerally flavours to a very long and sustained, firm finish. This is an elegant and intensely concentrated, dry Sauvignon Blanc with passionfruit flavours and a chalky, textural line. Serve with seafood and creamy cheeses over the next 2+ years. Fruit from 6 sites from the Waihopi to ‘Chaytors Road’in the Wairau, and the Awatere Valley, and partially indigenous yeast fermented with 6.5% of the wine in seasoned French oak barriques to 13.5% alc. and 1.6 g/L RS, the wine aged on lees. 18.5/20 Dec 2013 RRP $20.00

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