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Allan Scott Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017

08 June,2017
Allan Scott Family Winemakers was one of the earliest of family-owned wineries in Marlborough. Planting their first vines in 1975, Allan and Cathy Scott slowly grew their business, and it is now in the hands of the next generation with Victoria, Josh and Sarah all involved in various roles. Allan tells his story in a very readable form in his autobiography ‘Marlborough Man’ (clock here to see my review of the book). The Allan Scott label is one of the most dependable in Marlborough, and has a very loyal following. The company has been very quick off the mark in releasing their popular Sauvignon Blanc from the 2017 vintage. This is the first finished 2017 wine to come my way! I review the wine here.


Allan Scott Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand – Marlborough

Bright, very pale straw colour, with slight green hues, near colourless on the rim. The nose is softly full and voluminous with attractively aromatic passionfruit with gooseberry and herbal notes at the core. The fruit is lifted by gentle fermentation esters. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has moderately deep flavours of passionfruit, tropical fruits, fresh herbs and gooseberries with cut grass elements and some lifted fermentation esters. The mouthfeel is crisp and lively with brisk, underlying acidity, and the wine flows along a fine, tight-textured phenolic line that leads to a crisp, dry finish of passionfruit and chalky minerals. This is a very fresh and youthful Sauvignon Blanc with passionfruit, gooseberry and grassy flavours, along with lifted esters on a racy, fine-textured, dry palate. Serve as an aperitif, with salads and vegetables, and Pacific Rim fare over the next 2 years. Fruit from the Central Valley, the ‘Golden Mile’ of the Wairau Valley, cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 12.5% alc. and 3.4 g/L RS. 17.5-/20 Jun 2017RRP $18.00
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