Jules Taylor Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2011 13%
N: Attractive, a little alluring & with enough complexity to make me smile. Barrel Fermented Sauvignon is not easy to get right – it can easily be too much of one thing. This wine, however, has just enough of the finer notes: a light, leesy/sweaty/barrel layer alongside lemon, peach and gooseberry suggestions – then a ‘classic’ and necessary hay/herbaceous note.
P: Dry and very tasty with flavour and texture working together. Flavour reflects the nose. High acidity and barrel work combination add complexity – that extra edge. Very nice with med + length.