White Wines    Sauvignon Blanc    Marlborough    New Zealand   
Wine.com - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Brancott Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2006
Brancott Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2006
(search item no. 90925)
screw cap wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 85 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A well-balanced, reserve quality wine with intense, full flavors and a fresh, crisp acidity balancing the sweetness of ripe fruit.

Color: Light straw with green highlights.

Aromas: Dominated by ripe gooseberry and passion fruit notes with underlying green capsicum notes.

Palate: The palate shows a rich concentration and pure Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc characters. The fresh capsicum notes are complemented by an oily texture, tantalizing mineral and pink grapefruit flavors with a crisp acidity.

Food pairings: Rich, creamy vegetable or seafood soups. Panfried prawns or scallops with fresh herbs (tarragon, chives, chervil, basil) or creamherb sauces. Green vegetable and cheese-based quiches or marinated goat's cheese with herbs and mustard would also work well.

Cellaring: Best consumed while young when the zingy freshness is dominant, although the wine will develop further complexity if cellared for additional years.

My Notes:

Additional wines from Brancott:

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.