Te Mata ‘Cape Crest’ Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 27-Jul-2014
Straw-yellow colour, the bouquet is very fresh and finely presented with intense lime, green stonefruits, nuances of sweet lifted and spicy oak, the aromatics building in intensity. Beautifully elegant and refined, but with excellent penetration of flavour, spicy green stonefruits, limes, herbs and oak lift, all contained in a tight structure. The wine flows seamlessly with very fine phenolic textures balanced by subtle creaminess, carrying to a very long, linear finish. At its peak, but no hurry. Keep another 4-5 years. 85% Sauvignon Blanc, 13% Semillon and 2% Sauvignon Gris. 18.5+/20 Jul 2014 RRP $N/A 85% Sauvignon Blanc, 13% Semillon and 2% Sauvignon Gris, given 6 hours skin contact and barrel-fermented in seasoned oak to 13.5% alc. the wine aged 8 months in barrel with batonnage. Bright straw-yellow colour with slight golden hues, lighter on edge. The bouquet is soft and full with attractively pungent nectarine and green stonefruit aromas intermixed with oak nuttiness and barrel-ferment toasty elements, forming a layered nose of great depth and interest. Dry to taste, beautifully rich and harmonious flavours of ripe citrus and stonefruits, lantana and smoky, toasty oak fill the mouth. This flows seamlessly, underlined by very fine textures. The palate exudes lusciousness and harmony, with considerable barrel-ferment spice and nuance on the long, sustained finish. This is drinking on its plateau and will do so for another 2-3 years. 19.0/20 Mar 2014 RRP $N/A

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