Smith and Sheth ‘CRU’ Wairau Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 04-Mar-2018
Bright, very pale straw colour, near colourless on the rim. The nose is very elegant in proportion with good depth and intensity of pungent passionfruit aromas along with snow peas, nettles and fresh herbs, unfolding subtle mineral elements and white florals. This is taut and slender in expression, but possesses penetration. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has vibrantly refreshing and tightly bound fruit, showing sweet and pungent passionfruit, nettle and fresh herb notes, unveiling white floral and mineral nuances. The fruit is intense and deep with richness that is enlivened by crisp, thirst-quenching acidity. The wine flows along a very fine phenolic-textured line, leading to a lingering finish. This is a vibrant, mouthwatering, intensely penetrating Sauvignon Blanc with sweet and pungent passionfruit, herb and nettle flavours on a fine-textured palate. Match with Pacific Rim fare over the next 2 years. Fruit from vines around Renwick, averaging 25 y.o., cool-fermented to 12.8% alc., the wine aged 8 months on lees. 1.700 cases made. 18.0+/20 Mar 2018 RRP $27.00

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