Saint Clair ‘Pioneer Block 3 – 43 Degrees’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 06-Oct-2014
Fruit from Mark and Kate O’Sullivan’s vineyard in Dillons Point, in the lower Wairau, with a NE-SW 43° row orientation, cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 13.0% alc. and 3.0 g/L RS. Brilliant, very pale straw colour with green hues, lighter edged. The nose is concentrated with well-packed and dense aromas of passionfruit, nettles and fresh herb, harmoniously melded to show richness juxtaposed with cutting intensity. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate features a densely concentrated core of passionfruit, nettles, cut-grass and gooseberry fruit. Passionfruit and tropical fruit notes unfold in the glass. The mouthfeel is soft and very finely textured, with growing weight and presence. The fruit layers and acidity are balanced and harmoniously integrated, and lead to a soft, well-concentrated, sustained finish. This is a softly rich and well-concentrated Sauvignon Blanc with nettly and passionfruity flavours. Match with salads and vegetables, and herb-marinated poultry dishes over the next 2+ years. 18.5+/20 Oct 2014 RRP $26.90

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