Spencer Hill ‘Reserve’ Nelson Fumé Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 21-Nov-2018
Brilliant light yellow colour with pale golden hues and some depth, lighter on the edge. The bouquet is softly full and voluminous with well-concentrated, harmoniously integrated aromas of ripe green stonefruits and tropical fruits along with a layering of creamy barrel-ferment notes with a little buttery MLF, and an overlay of nutty, toasty oak. The fruit still features through the complexing inputs. Dry to taste and full-bodied, the palate has bold and up-front, but well-concentrated, luscious flavours of ripe green stonefruits and tropical fruits, melded with dark herbs, and layers of creamy barrel-ferment and nutty oak with toasty elements. Some buttery MLF adds interest. The wine flows smoothly along a rounded, soft-textured palate line with a fine thread of crisp acidity. The wine carries to a very long, sustained finish. This is a rich, bold and sweetly concentrated oak-influenced Sauvignon Blanc with stonefruit and tropical fruit flavours, and layers of creamy, toasty oak. This is akin to a complex Chardonnay, Match with herb-marinated pork and veal dishes over the next 3-4 years. Fruit from the Upper Moutere, indigenous yeast fermented in tank and oak to 12.8% alc. and 1.8 g/L RS, the wine aged 10 months in 20% new French oak with batonnage and 50% MLF. 18.5+/20 Nov 2018 RRP $28.00

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