I’m not overly keen on brisk, acidic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc but when there is some roundness and give in the mouth and the vegetal characters are toned down there are occasions when I really enjoy it. This is more my sort of rendition.
It smells and tastes of capsicum, melon, pineapple and citrus with a whisper of smoke and hint of snow pea. There’s an intriguing note of pastis which I find highly attractive. Good enough length, no more. It becomes elusive on the finish and loses its form but otherwise it works well. 90
Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
Tasted: February 2014