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01 January,2011
An archive of Caythorpe wines from the Wine2Trade portfolio no longer available

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Caythorpe Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand – Marlborough

17.5+/20
Brilliant, very pale straw colour with slight green hues, near colourless on the rim. This has a soft and harmonious, moderately full nose with aromas of pungent passionfruit unfolding tropical fruit, cut grass, fresh herb and lime detail, along with nuances of minerals. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is soft and openly accessible with ethereal flavours of ripe passionfruit revealing waves of tropical fruits, limes, capsicums and cut grass that fill the mouth. The mouthfeel is soft-textured and rounded, but refreshing with bright and piquant acidity underlining the fruit, and the wine flows easily, leading to a long. lingering, softly concentrated finish of passionfruit. This is a softly refreshing and harmoniously presented Sauvignon Blanc with passionfruit flavours. Serve with seafood, salads and vegetables and Pacific Rim fare over the next 2 years. Fruit from the ‘Caythorpe’ vineyard, cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 13.0% alc. and 2.3 g/L RS. 17.5+/20 Sep 2015 RRP $19.95

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Caythorpe Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand – Marlborough

18/20
Bright, very pale straw colour with slight green hues. The nose is full and gently voluminous with fragrant passionfruit and tropical fruit aromas along with notes of gooseberries, fresh herbs and nuances of minerals. The aromas and detail build in intensity to form a well-concentrated core. Dry to taste and light-medium bodied, the palate features fresh, lively and bright flavours of gooseberries and passionfruit, fresh herbs, lifted white florals and succulently rich green stonefruits. The fruit sweetness and fresh acidity are balanced by a fine-textured phenolic thread which guides the palate to an elegantly proportioned, lingering, dry, subtle-flavoured finish of gooseberries and passionfruit. This is an elegant and aromatic Sauvignon Blanc with gooseberry and passionfruit flavours, and a fresh, fine-textured palate with a lingering dry finish. Serve with salads and vegetables, and Pacific Rim fare over the next 2 years. Fruit from two small parcels cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 12.7% alc. and 3.5 g/L RS, the wine aged a short period on lees. 18.0/20 Sep 2016 RRP $19.95

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Caythorpe Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand – Marlborough

18-/20
Bright, very pale straw colour with slight green hues, near colourless. The nose is fresh and full with softly concentrated aromas of pungent passionfruit along with fresh herbs, snow peas, cut grass and mineral elements. This has finesse and elegant intensity. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has softly concentrated and deep flavours of passionfruit melded with fresh herbs, snow peas and cut grass. The palate has soft and fine phenolic textures with gentle, lacy acidity providing a balanced mouthfeel and fresh liveliness. The wine flows positively to a light, dry finish of passionfruit and herbs. This is a softly concentrated Sauvignon Blanc with pungent passionfruit flavours along with herbs, snow peas and cut grass on a gently-textured, fresh palate. Serve with salads and vegetables, and Pacific Rim fare over the next 2 years. Fruit from the ‘Caythorpe’ vineyard, cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 12.5% alc. and 2.2 g/L RS. 18.0-/20 Oct 2017 RRP $19.95

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Caythorpe Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand – Marlborough

16.5+/20
Moderately deep ruby-red colour with light purple hues and some depth, lighter on the rim. The nose is softly full with fresh, bright and uncomplicated primary fruit aromas of dark cherries and strawberries. The fruit is up-front, unfolding nuances of dark herbs and dark red florals to form a positive core. Medium-full bodied, the palate is up-front and easy with light, succulent fruit flavours of dark cherries and strawberries, along with fresh herbs and red floral aromatics. The mouthfeel is fresh and vibrant, with lively acidity and the fruit is supportedby light, supple tannin extraction. The flavours carry through to a lingering, fruity finish. This is an elegant, up-front and accessible Pinot Noir with fresh and succulent primary cherry and strawberry fruit with a fresh mouthfeel and light, supple tannins. Match with antipasto, pasta, tapas and poultry dishes over the next 3 years. Clone 115 fruit fully destemmed, given a cold soak and fermented to 13.3% alc., the wine spending 22 days on skins and aged 11 months in seasoned French oak. 5 barrels made. 16.5+/20 Jun 2017 RRP $24.95

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Caythorpe Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017

Pinot Noir from New Zealand – Marlborough

17/20

Even, purple hued ruby-red colour, lighter on the edge. The nose is elegantly proportioned with fresh, firm aromas of dark-red cherry and berry fruit forming a tight, finely concentrated core entwined with subtle notes of dark herbs and a suggestion of earth, unfolding some red liquorice and red floral notes. Medium-full bodied, the fruit flavours are elegant in presentation with vibrant flavours of red cherry fruit entwined with red florals and a subtle layer of fresh and dark herbs. The flavours form a slender, but concentrated heart, and the fruit is supported by light, grainy tannins with fresh acidity enlivening the mouthfeel. The wine is bright and energetic and carries to a fresh finish. This is an elegant, slender, refreshing Pinot Noir with red cherry fruit along with florals and herbs on a palate with some grip and brisk acidity. Serve with salmon and tuna, and with antipasto over the next 3 years. Clone 115 fruit from the ‘Caythorpe’ vineyard, fully destemmed and fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine spending 21 days on skis and aged 11 months in 25% new French oak. 17.0/20 Sep 2018 RRP $24.95

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