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Date Printed: 3/27/2015
Brancott Estate B Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Brancott Estate B Sauvignon Blanc 2007
(search item no. 94507)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 3/27/2015: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
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
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Through careful vineyard selection and hand-crafted winemaking, this Sauvignon Blanc is Brancott's finest expression of Marlborough's most famous variety. This wine shows vibrant fruit flavors, a hint of barrel fermentation and a complex, concentrated palate.

Color: Pale straw with green hints.

Aromas: Lifted capsicum and fresh herb aromas, coupled with intense, ripe stone fruit.

Palate: The palate shows rich, concentrated fruit flavors with tropical fruits as well as an underlying fresh herb note. The oily palate is balanced with a lively acidity and subtle, complex, barrel-fermented notes.

It is fabulous with rich seafood dishes, especially scallops, clams and crab, or with fresh green leafy salads.

"Fleshy and concentrated, with a bright beam of mineral, grapefruit-lime, anise and oyster shell tones. Tangy fruit and citrus acidity linger, with a hint of grassiness. Drink now." 91 Points
Wine Spectator
February 29, 2008

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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.