Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Catalina Sounds

Catalina Sounds 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 13%
Very youthful bouquet of citrus and apple; firm herbaceous character and vibrancy overall.On the palate - a strikingly pungent attack with high acidity leading the charge; once this settles the wine reveals its varietal roots with herbaceous grassy bell pepper notes and pineapple led tropical fruits; the apple and citrus suggestions are strong as well, light weight, medium length - overall a classically styled example. needs another 6-12 months in bottle.
3.5 Stars

Catalina Sounds 2014 Pinot Gris Marlborough 14%
Lots of fruityness in the bouquet with sweet pear and apple, poached pear and a hint of sweet white spice. On the palate - warm and spicy with 14% - this shows; the fruit concentration helps to calm this aspect down along with medium+ acidity to keep the palate lively; overall an easy drinking expression.

Catalina Sounds 2013 Pinot Noir Marlborough 13.5%
Moderately intense bouquet with a blend of ripe red cherry and cranberry fruits and spicy toasty oak of moderate+ intensity; On the palate - savory, earthy complexity with medium tannins and medium+ acidity; a dry finishing wine with plenty of flavor and food friendly attributes; balanced and well made.
4 Stars

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