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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
Brancott Sauvignon Blanc 2003
Brancott Sauvignon Blanc 2003
(search item no. 61763)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $8.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 85 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Juicy and refreshing, with grapefruit and melon flavors that remain zingy through the tart finish. Drink now."
-Wine Spectator "Best Values"

Light straw in colour, the Brancott 2003 Sauvignon Blanc displays aromas of gooseberry and grapefruit with hints of bell pepper, melon and banana esters. Notes of fresh cut grass and herbs highlight intense fruit flavours of grapefruit. A well-balanced wine that demonstrates the lively, crisp acidity associated with this style.

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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.