te Pa ‘Oke’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 13-Feb-2018
Bright, light straw-yellow colour, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is very elegant with finely concentrated aromas of green stonefruits entwined with subtle creamy barrel-ferment notes, with oak spices, unfolding fresh herbal elements and some waxy lanolin. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has intense and well-concentrated flavours of green stonefruits and gooseberry nuances interwoven with creamy barrel-ferment and nutty, spicy oak, with herb and lanolin elements. The flavours are vibrant with aromatic brightness, forming a concentrated, fine-textured core and line. The mouthfeel is enlivened by bright, crisp acidity, and the wine carries to a long, grainy textured, detailed finish. This is an intensely concentrated oak-influenced Sauvignon Blanc with green stonefruit, nutty oak, herbal and waxy notes on a vigorous, textural palate. Match with herb-marinated white meat dishes over the next 3+ years. A barrel selection wine. 100% Sauvignon Blanc from the ‘Home’ vineyard on the Wairau Bar, hand-picked and WBP, indigenous yeast fermented in new and seasoned French ‘Cigar’ barrels to 13.5% alc. and 2 g/L RS, the wine aged 11 months on lees with batonnage. 18.0/20 Feb 2018 RRP $24.95

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