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Date Printed: 7/22/2014
Allan Scott Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2001
Allan Scott Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2001
(search item no. 44988)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $20.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The whole world loves our classical Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. If you too love the powerful varietal vegetal Sauvignon notes, this is the wine for you. The intense sweet characters of asparagus and lychees dominate this wine on the nose, following through to delicious lime/citrus flavours with great depth of palate, ending in a fresh mouth-watering finish. All these characters stem from a cool extended growing season leading up to a vintage with loads of flavour. The low cropping levels from cool years such as 2000, while limiting our volumes, has produced a wine of high intensity.
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About Allan Scott:

Founded in 1990, Allan Scott Wines and Estates is owned and operated by Catherine and Allan Scott. It has extensive vineyards in the Jacksons Road area near Cloudy Bay in Marlborough. This being the most glamorous wine growing district in New Zealand.

Allan Scott was involved in establishing the first vineyards in Marlborough in 1973, before investing in vineyards of his own. (Mr. Marlborough) Allan Scott is now one of the country's 21 largest wine producers and is the largest family-owned, Marlborough based winery.

Allan Scott's winery shows the modern face of New Zealand wine making. A modern, up to date vineyard and winery is complimented with a sophisticated restaurant and the family owned business is expanding rapidly.

The key characteristic of the region is the rocky soil, combined with the clear intense light of the micro-climate, contributes to the distinctive flavors of the wines.

Allan Scott produces a range of white wines that are pure Marlborough - fresh appetizingly crisp and awash with flavor. A commitment and passion for quality have resulted in many award-winning vintages for the company.