Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough – 2009 – The SOMM Journal

“I’m seldom moved by screwcapped New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs, finding them either too weedy or too fruity and often too alcoholic (nor does describing them as having “gooseberry” aromas make them any better). But here’s one that manages to go in the opposite direction—just the slightest leafiness beneath guava, mango, lemon, and pineapple—while managing a tight, razor-sharp, silky, finesseful feel on the palate. Not that every Sauvignon Blanc should be Sancerre-like in lightness, crispness, and bone-dryness, but it sure does help when you’re looking for a wine for, say, hiramasa sushi in a white soy yuzu vinaigrette or two-bite Northwest oysters in a classic mignonette.”

Audrey Marek, July 18, 2017
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Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough – 2009 – The SOMM Journal