One Off ‘Black Book’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 29-Sep-2016
Bright, very pale straw colour with slight green hues, near colourless on the rim. The nose is very refined and elegant with intense and deep aromas of pungent passionfruit along with notes of tropical fruits and fresh herbs, revealing nuances of nettles and cut grass. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the fruit flavours of passionfruit, green stonefruits, herbs and nettles are restrained in expression, being tightly bound. The mouthfeel is based on fresh, crisp acidity and refined, taut phenolic textures forming a concentrated core. The fruit flavours show drive and linearity, carrying to a tight, firm, textured finish of passionfruit, stonefruits and herbs. This is an elegant and refined, passionfruity Sauvignon Blanc with a tight, fine-textured core and crisp mouthfeel, and nuances of green stonefruits and nettles. Serve with seafood, salads and vegetables and Pacific Rim fare over the next 2+ years. Fruit from the ‘Amsler’ family vineyard at Dillons Point, warm-fermented in stainless-steel to 13.0% alc. and 1.92 g/L RS, the wine aged on lees with batonnage. 18.0/20 Sep 2016 RRP $24.99

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