Saint Clair ‘Pioneer Block 3 – 43 Degrees’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 27-Mar-2016
Bright, very pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, pale on the rim. The nose is very fresh and tightly bound with penetrating aromas of passionfruit, gooseberries and piquant fresh herbs, along with mouthwatering chalky mineral notes. This has finesse, intensity and detail. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is elegantly concentrated with subtly sweet and luscious flavours of gooseberries, passionfruit and herbs, entwined with thirst-quenching mineral notes. The mouthfeel is refreshingly juicy and lively, with bright, near-racy acidity. The concentrated core flows with linear drive, leading to a long, sustained and finely packed finish of passionfruit and herbs. This is an elegant, finely concentrated, sweet-fruited Sauvignon Blanc with passionfruit, gooseberry and herbal flavours. Serve with Pacific Rim fare over the next 2 years. Fruit from the ’43 Degrees’ vineyard in Dillons Point with rows planted at an angle of 43 degrees, north-east to south-west, cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 13.0% alc. and 3.2 g/L RS. 18.5+/20 Mar 2016 RRP $26.90

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