New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc


Posted by Marc Jardine || 1596 VIEWS

Simon Woods digs into five New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs, four of them from Marlborough, and one from Gladstone in the Wairarapa region. Bella by Invivo Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Marlborough Gentle herby style with plenty of grassy rhubarb, citrus and apple crumble flavour, just let down by a slightly underripe green pepper note. | Invivo Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Marlborough Fresh and grassy, but still quite weighty, with ripe citrus and gooseberry character underpinned by stony minerality. | Jackson Estate Stich Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Marlborough Combines freshness and richness to good effect, with the herby citrus and green apple notes cosying up to fleshier peach, plum and nectarine, nice texture too. | Forrest Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Marlborough Has lost the zip of youth and entered a slightly sweaty, peapoddy middle age, with angular green pepper notes too. Would have been better last year. | Gladstone Vineyard Sophie’s Choice 2010, Gladstone Greengage, green pepper and peapod flavours encased in a smoky/toasty oak overcoat, and with a touch of creaminess too. Not overoaked, but just a little too pristine for real class. More Simon on
Posted July 23, 2012 - Filed in Wine Reviews - #Sauvignon Blanc  #New Zealand 
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