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2016 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

2016 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Winemaking / Viticulture

The 2016 Hawksdrift Sauvignon Blanc has aromas of fresh gooseberry, passionfruit and papaya. The palate is full of tropical fruits and citrus characters which continue through to a long refreshing finish. Serve with seafood and Asian dishes.

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17.5+/20 - Raymond Chan, September 2016

Bright, light straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, pale on the rim.  The nose is fresh and well-concentrated with deep aromas of ripe, pungent passionfruit, fresh herbs and nuances of florals, tropical fruit and minerals.  This is taut and tightly bound.  Dry to taste and light-medium bodied, the palate possesses a sweet-fruited core of passionfruit along with fresh herbs and nuances of tropical fruits.  The wine follows a light-textured, dry and taut line, with integrated acidity adding to the drive.  This is smooth flowing and leads to a dry, gently textured, lingering finish.  This is fresh, youthfully taut, passionfruity Sauvignon Blanc with fine textures and a soft, dry mouthfeel. Serve with seafood, salads and vegetables over the next 2 years. Wairau Valley fruit, cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 12.8% alc. and 4.8 g/L RS, the wine aged 4 months on lees.

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