Brancott Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014
This Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is pale straw in colour with green highlights. It has a beautiful sweet ripe fruit character reminiscent of white stone fruit and citrus blossom with a crisp nettle highlight. The wine is almost pungent in its intensity with full fruit flavours across the spectrum from ripe tropical fruit to lush pink grapefruit. A well-balanced wine showing the palate weight, sweet fruit flavours and the crisp acidity associated with this style. This wine can be matched with grilled oysters, barbecued prawns or salmon, or poached white fish with fresh green salads containing parsley, pepper or lemon. Mediterranean and Turkish dishes with hummus, olives and feta will also match well. Though made to drink while young and vivacious, this wine may be cellared for up to three years to develop further complexity.
Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Sauvignon Blanc has sulfur notes to begin on the otherwise delicately scented, vegetal and pear-laced nose. Light to medium-bodied, simple and with barely discernible varietal expression, it finishes short.