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Date Printed: 7/22/2014
Brancott Estate B Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Brancott Estate B Sauvignon Blanc 2010
(search item no. 109709)
screw cap wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $25.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator 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
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

In this wine, green olives and herbaceous aromas with underlying fennel notes dominate the nose. The palate is flavoursome showing a rich concentration of pure Marlborough Sauvignon characters. The fresh capsicum notes are complemented by an oily texture and tantalising minerality, held together by a crisp acidity that leads to a lingering finish.

This wine is a perfect accompaniment for pan-fried herb polenta cakes, roasted red capsicum and sweet onions, basil pesto and roasted tomato relish.

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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.