Starborough ‘Family Estate’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 07-Sep-2016
Bright, very pale straw with slight green hues, near colourless on the rim. The nose is soft, very refined and elegantly proportioned with subtle aromas of passionfruit and white floral aromas, along with nuances of fresh herbs and mineral notes. The aromatics form a tight core, unfolding to grow in intensity in the glass. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate features mouthfilling flavours of passionfruit with underlying gooseberry notes, entwined with fresh herbs and mineral elements. The acidity enlivens the mouthfeel and the palate flows along a fine-textured line. Layers of gentle richness emerge contributing to the body and presence, and the palate carries to a sustained finish of passionfruit, herbs and minerals. This is a refreshing Sauvignon Blanc with subtle richness of passionfruit, herb and mineral flavours and good body and presence. Serve with Pacific Rim fare over the next 2 years. Sauvignon Blanc fruit, 40% from ‘O’Dwyers Farm, Rapaura, 40% from the ‘Starborough Terrace’ and 20% from ‘Long Lane’ in the Awatere, cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 13.2% alc., the wine aged on light lees. 18.0/20 Sep 2016 RRP $20.00

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