te Pa ‘Oke’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 18-Nov-2018
Bright, pale golden-hued straw-yellow colour, lighter on the rim. The nose is finely concentrated with intense and penetrating aromas of green stonefruits, gooseberries, nectarines and greengages. The fruit is interwoven with nutty lees and oak notes, unfolding an array of herbal detail. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has a concentrated heart with rich flavours of green stonefruits, greengages and nectarines, melded with a layer of nutty lees and oak. The flavours possess depth and unfold to fill the mouth. The palate is lively with plenty of vitality, with crisp acidity enhancing the tension. This has excellent linearity, the wine carrying to a lingering finish. This is a concentrated, linear, oak-influenced Sauvignon Blanc with green stonefruits, herbs and a well-driven palate with freshness. Serve with herb-marinated poultry, pork and veal over the next 3+ years. Hand-picked fruit, 60% from the ‘D Block’, ‘Redwood Hills’ vineyard, Awatere and 40% from the ‘Seaside 4’ block from the ‘Home’ vineyard, Wairau Bar, fermented with solids in 320 L Cigar shaped barrels to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 9 months on gross lees, and a selection of the best barrels was bottles as the 2017 ‘Oke’. 18.5/20 Nov 2018 RRP $24.95

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