The Mediator by Urlar Gladstone Pinot Noir 2016

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 26-Sep-2016
Bright, even straw-yellow colour with pale golden hues, lighter on the rim. This has a tight and firm nose packed with aromas of nectarines and greengages along with subtle herb, nutty, and flinty mineral detail. A little secondary green-bean suggestion emerges with aeration. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate possesses a finely concentrated core with complexing layers of green stonefruits, an array of herbs, and nutty, flint and mineral elements. The mouthfeel is rounded with a good heart of fruit depth, the palate enlivened by lacy acidity. A soft-textured line carries the wine to a long, lingering finish of greengages, herbs and spices with mineral interest. This is an elegantly concentrated, complex-layered, oak and lees influenced Sauvignon Blanc with green stonefruit flavours, and nutty and mineral detail. Match with herb-marinated poultry, pork and veal dishes over the next 3 years. Fruit from a single site in the Wairarapa, fully barrel-fermented to 13.5% alc. and dryness, the wine aged 9 months in older oak barrels on lees with batonnage. 17.5/20 Sep 2016 RRP $15.99

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