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Date Printed: 12/28/2014
Palliser Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Palliser Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2011
(search item no. 117815)
screw cap wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 12/28/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Brilliant straw-yellow color with green hues and a pale rim. The bouquet is full, open and voluminous with fresh and powerful passionfruit aromas along with gooseberries, lime fruit and flinty minerals that blossom. Dry to taste, the palate has layers of rich, pungent passionfruit and grapefruit flavours with ripe capsicums and fresh herbs that fill the mouth. The acidity is restrained and a fine textural thread provides line and length, leading to a soft, richly nuanced finish.

This is an openly accessible and flavorsome Sauvignon with drive and concentration to match salads, vegetables and rich poultry dishes.

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About Palliser Estate:

The first Palliser Estate vines were planted more than 20 years ago, in 1984. Today, Palliser wines are served in some of the world's finest restaurants and enjoyed by thousands of people every day.

Winemaker Allan Johnson produces consistently superb wines, which reflect Palliser's prime vineyard sites in Martinborough. Their two brands – Palliser Estate and Pencarrow – offer a comprehensive portfolio of wines, including Chardonnay, Methode Traditionelle, Noble Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris.