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Date Printed: 8/1/2014
Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc 2010
(search item no. 109618)
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/1/2014: $12.50

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2010 growing season was characterised by a cool slow start but a warm dry finish. This together with moderate cropping levels meant the vintage kicked off at a 'normal' time and the majority of our Sauvignon Blanc was harvested over a 2 week period between 29th March and 15th April. Nautilus Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010 is pale straw in color and has a fragrant aroma showing goose- berry, black currant leaf, red capsicum and a hint of dried thyme. The palate reveals lime/grapefruit characters along with more tropical flavors such as melon and passionfruit. This wine has good mid palate concentration and a typically zingy finish.
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About Nautilus Estate:

Ever since the first fine wine from Nautilus Estate of Marlborough was released in 1985, they have been striving to make wines that are truly synonymous with the best of New Zealand. Celebrated around the world for their intense fruit flavors and zingy freshness, Marlborough is the place that made New Zealand wines famous.

Today, Nautilus Estate produces and exports Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir from across five estate vineyards (70 hectares in total) in the Marlborough wine region. A dedicated and enthusiastic winemaking team applies the best of modern winemaking technology, deftly combined with traditional techniques. Nautilus is run by Managing Director, Clive Weston, and owned by the Hill Smith family, proprietors of Negociants New Zealand and of Australia's oldest family-owned winery, Yalumba.