Te Mata ‘Cape Crest’ Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 06-Mar-2018
Bright pale straw colour, very light on the edge. This has a soft and gently voluminous nose with good depth of nectarines, greengages and green stonefruits forming an attractive array with nutty and spicy oak in the background. The inputs are harmonious. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate features flavours of nectarines, gooseberries, green stonefruits and fresh herbs along with creamy and nutty barrel-ferment notes and nuances of spice. This has depth and the flavours are mouthfilling, and the palate ie enlivened by bright acidity. A classic ‘Cape Crest’ on the elegant side. 5 years ahead easily. Hand-picked fruit, a blend of 86% Sauvignon Blanc, 11% Semillon and 3% Sauvignon Gris, the fruit given some skin contact and fully barrel-fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months on lees in 30% new French oak barrels, the wine undergoing batonnage. 18.0/20 Mar 2018 RRP $30.00

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