Staete Landt ‘Annabel’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 15-Mar-2013
Fruit with various handling including hand-picking, WBP, 25% fermentation in seasoned barriques to 13.3% alc. and 2.6 g/L rs, partially with indigenous yeasts, and a portion given lees aging. Bright, very pale straw colour with green hues, pale on edge. The nose is fulsome, broad and voluminous with soft, ethereal interwoven aromas of passionfruit, white florals, wet stones and flint providing finesse and detail. Dry to taste, gentle, building flavours of passionfruit and minerals and an array of tropical fruit and flinty nuances show with a delicate sweetness and succulence. The mouthfeel is soft and finely textured, but has excellent, lacy acidity providing tension. There is an underlying power which drives the flavours smoothly and near seamlessly to a very long and sustained, aromatic finish with lifted tropical fruit elements. This is a refined and detailed Sauvignon Blanc with full array of flavours and very fine textures. Match with shellfish and mild Asian fare over the next 2-3 years. 18.5/20 Mar 2013 RRP $25.99

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