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. "
"Pale, green-tinged yellow. Complex aromas of gooseberry, lime blossom and white pepper, along with a suggestion of leesy reduction. Supple, round and ripe, offering varietally expressive flavors without any sharpness. Quite pliant in the middle, but with lemon, lime and pepper flavors also giving the wine good definition and energy. Finishes bright and dry, with an element of salty minerality complicating grapefruit and lemon on the subtly dusty, persistent finish. No shortage of flavor here"
International Wine Cellar