Saint Clair ‘Wairau Reserve’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand – Marlborough
Review Date - 31-Dec-2013

19+/20

Bright, even, very pale straw-yellow colour with green hues, lighter on rim. This has a very firm and densely packed nose with concentrated, pungent passionfruit aromas entwined with mineral and flint overtones, and subtle, layered herbal elements. Dry to taste and fullish bodied, the palate features densely concentrated and intense flavours of pungent passionfruit and minerals. The fruit weight is impressive and imbues the mouthfeel with real presence and richness. This is finely textured and the wine flows smoothly and positively. The flavours open in breadth, but an underlying acid tension provides poise, freshness and tension that carries the flavours to a very long and sustained, rich finish. This is a superbly rich, densely concentrated and weighted Sauvignon Blanc packed with passionfruit and minerally flavours in the classical Saint Clair expression. Serve with seafood and herb-marinated poultry and pork dishes over the next 2-3 years. Fruit from a single site in the Dillons Point area, cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 13.0% alc. and 2.6 g/L RS. 19.0+/20 Jan 2014 RRP $32.00

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