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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
Brancott Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Brancott Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2008
(search item no. 97809)
screw cap wine

Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $16.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 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:

#28 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2009

The wine is light straw in color with green highlights. Aromas of ripe capsicum, gooseberry and grapefruit dominate with tropical fruit notes apparent. This wine displays full fruit intensity. The ripe capsicum flavors meld well with the gooseberry and supporting mango and passionfruit flavors. A well balanced wine showing the lively, crisp acidity associated with this style.

This wine can be matched with grilled oysters, barbecued prawns or salmon as well as poached white fi sh with fresh green salads containing parsley, pepper or lemon. Mediterranean and Turkish dishes with hummus, olives and feta will also match well. Though made to drink while it is young and vivacious, this wine may be cellared for up to three years to develop further complexity.

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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.