Rod McDonald ‘Mister’ Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 30-Apr-2017
Bright, even, light straw-yellow colour, a little paler on the rim. The nose is fresh, intense and rounded with aromas of ripe green stonefruits, nectarines, greengages along with gooseberries and cut grass, unveiling hints of lifted tropical fruits. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has a good core of green stonefruits, cut grass, with greengage and gooseberry notes, unfolding herbs and tropical fruits. The flavours are softly rich and accessible with a soft core and gentle density. Soft textures and integrated acidity carry the wine to a lingering finish of green stonefruits, grass and gooseberries. This is a softly concentrated, gently rich and accessible Sauvignon Blanc with green stonefruit and grassy flavours with a dense core and some length. Serve with salads and vegetables and Mediterranean fare over the next 2 years. Fruit mainly from Ohiti Road, Maraekakaho and Te Awanga, cool-fermented in tank to 12.5% alc. and 3 g/L RS, the wine aged several weeks on lees. 17.0+/20 May 2017 RRP $17.99

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