#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.
"This is crisp, offering a lively mouthful of peach-accented
grapefruit and mineral flavors, all hanging on effortlessly
through the long, graceful finish."
"Carves a path right down the center of Marlborough’s stylistic fairway, featuring hints of bell pepper, stone fruit and wet-stone minerality. It’s medium in body, with flavors of nectarine, herbal flourishes and a dry, stony finish. Drink now. "
Did a tasting of Blancs with our friends and we all loved this one the best. Would definitely buy again.
The WS rating was right on. Fully deserves to be rated #18 in WS annual rating!
A deliciously fruity, moderately dry lip-smacking white best served well chilled. Pull the flavor lightly through your teeth to explore the nuances.