Osawa ‘Winemaker’s Collection’ Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 22-Nov-2012
Bright, pale, straw-yellow colour, lighter on rim. The nose is full, solid and deep with aromas of ripe nectarine fruit with savoury yellow stonefruits and subtle nuances of beans and asparagus, backed by restrained nutty oak. Dry to taste and full-bodied, ripe nectarine and nutty oak flavours fill the palate, with nuances of greengages and herbs adding interest. The mouthfeel is soft, smooth and rounded with some alcohol warmth adding to the generosity. A little textural grip emerges and combined with the alcohol provides power and drive, carrying the flavours to a very long, dry finish. This is a full, solid and rounded, oak-aged Sauvignon Blanc with nectarine and nutty flavours. Match with grilled seafood, poultry and herb-marinated pork over the next 3+ years. Hand-picked fruit, WBP and fully barrel-fermented with indigenous yeasts to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 83% new French oak barriques, the wine undergoing batonnage and partial MLF. 18.5-/20 Nov 2012 RRP $TBA

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