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Date Printed: 7/30/2014
Brancott Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Brancott Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2009
(search item no. 102825)
screw cap wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 7/30/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 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:

The wine is light straw in color with green highlights. Aromas of gooseberry, stone fruits and red capsicum characterize the nose with the palate showing ripe gooseberry supported by peach notes and a tantalizing minerality. This wine shows a fantastic equilibrium of concentrated fruit flavors and zesty acidity.
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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.