Mount Riley ‘Seventeen Valley’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 27-Aug-2013
Fruit from the ‘Anderson’ vineyard in the central Wairau Valley, hand-picked, WBP and indigenous yeast fermented in seasoned French oak to 13.5% alc., the wine aged on lees for 8 months. Bright, pale straw-yellow colour with some green hues, This has a tightly concentrated and densely packed nose of white stonefruits, nectarines and greengages that unfold, revealing complex spices, nuts and tropical fruits and a layering of fragrant barrel-ferment elements. Dry to taste, the palate features a concentrated and rich array of flavours of stonefruits, spicy herbs, nuts and oak. This has weight and presence, with an underlying fine-textured line and balanced, restrained acidity, the mouthfeel showing a smooth, creamy flow. The flavours carry through evenly to a very long and sustained finish with nuances of fruit, herbs, smoke and nuts. This is a concentrated oak-influenced Sauvignon Blanc with a complex array of stonefruit, spice and nutty flavours. Match with herb-marinated poultry and pork dishes over the next 3-4 years. 18.5/20 Aug 2013 RRP $19.99

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