Mission ‘Reserve’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 11-May-2016
Bright straw-yellow colour with light green-gold hues, pale on the rim. The has good depth and concentration of fresh and finely expressed aromas of cut grass and nettles entwined with greengage and nectarine notes, along with creamy and nutty barrel-ferment elements and herb-laced nuances. The nose is piquantly refreshing and penetrating. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is bright, lively and refreshingly crisp, with juicy flavours of cut grass, nettles and green stonefruits enlivened by brisk, mouthwatering acidity. Dark herbs, capsicums and nutty notes unfold and flow with the concentrated core of fruit along a fine-textured line carrying to a lively, lingering finish of herbs, cut grass, greengages and nuts. This is a fresh, crisp and brisk, oak-influenced Sauvignon Blanc with cooler-spectrum flavours and a fine-textured palate. Serve with herb-marinated white meat dishes over the next 3-4 years. Fruit from the company’s ‘Cable Station Road’ vineyard in the Awatere, fully barrel-fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 5 months on lees in 20% new French oak barrels. 17.5+/20 May 2016 RRP $29.00

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