Saint Clair ‘Wairau Reserve’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 13-Dec-2015
Bright, very pale straw colour with slight green hues, pale on edge. The nose is intensely concentrated, extremely tightly bound and incredibly penetrating with aromas of pungent passionfruit, blackcurrant leaf, and layers of tropical fruits, green stonefruits and minerals. The piercing intensity and clarity of fruit is startling. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has elegance and proportion, with very firmly bound flavours of passionfruit, blackcurrant leaf, piquant herbs and steely minerals that drive deep with great intensity. The mouthfeel is very refined in phenolic textures, and the wine has verve and drive with slippery and steely, bracing acidity. The fruit has richness and succulence and is poised with the thirst-quenching acidity and minerality, and leads to a very fine-textured, long and sustained finish. This is an incredibly concentrated and intensely penetrating Sauvignon Blanc with passionfruit and mineral flavour detail and a poised, slippery, thirst-quenching palate. Match with seafood, salads and vegetables, and Pacific Rim fare over the next 2-3 years. Fruit from the ‘Shotley Block’ in Dillons Point, with vines dating back to the mid 1990s, run by Anne Young and Brent Carmody, cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 13.5% alc. and 3.1 g/L RS. 19.5/20 Dec 2015 RRP $33.90

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