Pencarrow Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 13-Feb-2011
The Pencarrow Sauvignon Blanc usually shares a strong resemblance to its upmarket Pallier Estate stablemate. It has pretty much the same weight, richness and a similar flavour profile as the Palliser Estate, but just misses out on the finer textures the more expensive label possesses. Made from fruit from the company's own and contracted vineyards, this was cool-fermented to 13.5% alc. The colour is a very youthful, pale straw yellow, and the bouquet reflects the long, cool growing season with its combination of pungent passionfruit, gooseberry and herbal aromatics. Dry on palate, the wine is one of good intensity and fullness, there being a vibrant blackcurrant edge. Very good purity of fruit and clarity in the cooler end of the spectrum, but it also shows a positive elegance with it. Drink now and over the next 2 years. 17.0+/20 Dec 2010 RRP $16.00

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