Sunday, 4 December 2016

Foxes Island

Foxes Island by John Belsham La Lapine 2012 Awatere Estate Marlborough
100% Sauvignon Blanc. The bouquet is intense and mysterious with aromas of wild flowers and subtle spice, stone, peach blossom and citrus with grapefruit then red apple and mild dried tropical fruit suggestions; a waxy mild toasty layer adds further complexity. On the palate - equally intense with vibrant electric acidity, pure silk texture and seamless flavour integration; reminders of spice, fruit and blossom form part of a lengthy finish. A wine to enjoy now, but will continue to impress through 2022 - perhaps longer.
96 Points

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