The wine is dry and medium-weight. Less assertive on the nose than some, this wine builds through the palate with great fruit complexity and concentration, culminating in a delicious, lingering finish.
This is a "serious" style of Sauvignon Blanc, designed to complement food rather than overpower it and to develop in bottle. It pairs well with light foods that have spicy or citrus flavors. Fresh seafood works particularly well. This Sauvignon has more weight and is softer but with longer acidity than many other Marlborough Sauvignons, and that should make it easier to match with food.
"At this early stage of the wine’s evolution, it shows some slightly pungent, sweaty notes, but they’re balanced by ample ripe passion fruit aromas and flavors. It’s medium in weight, with an attractively structured mouthfeel, and a bright, lengthy finish that echoes with grapefruit. "