Brancott Estate 'Chosen Rows' Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Marlborough
Complex and engaging bouquet with lots of Marlborough citrus and stone fruit intensity, natural ferment fragrances of Manuka honey with subtle oak spice moments; the time spent on lees has pushed forward the reductive, flinty and suphide esters adding complexity, energy and depth. On the the palate - dry, spicy, powerful and packed with energy; lots of grapefruit, lemon and white peach flavours; jalapeno, a touch of oak spice and loads of acidity. A wine that maintains its varietal intensity whilst pushing the new world expression of Sauvignon Blanc into new territory. Drinking young in January 2016 I expect this wine will continue to age and mature evenly and hopefully slowly through 2020.