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Date Printed: 10/23/2014
Brancott Estate B Sauvignon Blanc 2002
Brancott Estate B Sauvignon Blanc 2002
(search item no. 74884)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/23/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"This is essentially a reserve Sauvignon Blanc, and it is a bit better than the regular bottling. Tangy and lively, it has green melon, fig and citrus flavors, echoing beautifully on the vibrant finish."
-Wine Spectator

This wine exhibits fresh bell pepper, gooseberry and stone fruit aromas coupled with hints of tropical fruit and a subtle oak spiciness. The palate confirms the same stone fruit exhibited on the nose with a perceived sweetness from the ripeness of the fruit. A rich wine balanced by fresh acidity with a mineral, flinty note followed by spicy, vanilla components contributed from the barrel aging. To best appreciate the vibrant fruit flavors of this wine drink it young, although, it will cellar well for up to four years.

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About Brancott:

The Brancott Winery opened in 1977, making it one of the oldest wineries in Marlborough. From producing one of the world's first grape tipping tanks, the winery has stayed true to its pioneering herigate and embraced innovation. It was one of the first to commercially plant Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough in 1973, at the top of New Zealand's South Island and has been heavily instrumental in developing the region as one of the foremost viticultural regions for Sauvignon Blanc world-wide. At present, Brancott Estate continues to lead with its innovative winemaking approach and passionate commitment to excellence under the stewardship of chief winemaker, Patrick Materman.