Te Pa Oke Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 23-Dec-2020
Bright, golden-straw-yellow, even colour throughout. The nose is gently full and complex, nuances of nectarines, citrus, underlined nettles melded with nougat and barrel flint. Medium-full bodied, the palate is with depth and intensity, aromas of grilled lemon, pineapple, lemon curd have a good core, unveiling prickly spices, hazelnut nougat. The mouthfeel is creamy and broad, well-proportioned aromas of barrel flint, nut and spices entwined with the intense tropical fruit; acid tension lengthens the palate with the essence of lemon sherbet, lend a long, lifted finish. This is a well-balanced barrel-fermented Sauvignon Blanc with flavours of tropical fruit, citrus and flinty barrel details. Match with grilled fish and tempura over the next 5+ years. Fruit from Redwood Hills, Awatere Valley. Handpicked, whole bunch pressed, no settling, indigenous fermentation in 320L French Oak Cigars to 13% alc, 1.5 g/l RS. The wine was left on gross lees for 9 months. 18.5+/20 (94 pts) Dec 2020 RRP $24.99

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