Palliser Estate Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 15-Oct-2012
100% Martinborough fruit from the company vineyards with contract fruit included, cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 12.5% alc. and 4.5 g/L rs, the wine undergoing batonnage just over 8 weeks. Bright, even straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, pale on rim. This has an elegant but firmly concentrated nose of fresh, fragrant passionfruit, lime and floral aromas along with a delicate flinty, mineral lees-contact note. The bouquet is one of finesse and clarity. Dry to taste, elegantly proportion and very fine-featured, aromatic passionfruit, lime and gooseberry fruit flavours are enhanced by bright, lacy acidity, highlighting the detail and providing tension and energy. There is an underlying richness and concentration that is driven to a very long, delicately nuanced finish with complexing minerally elements. This is a refined, lively Sauvignon Blanc with aromatic tropical and gooseberry fruit flavours that is too easy to drink. It is the most elegant Palliser Estate Sauvignon Blanc to date. Serve with fine Asian and Pacific Rim influenced cuisine over the next 2-3 years. 18.5/20 Oct 2012 RRP $26.50

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