Dry and very refined on palate, this is an elegant wine with intense, but soft passionfruit, gooseberry and tropical notes, lifted in nature. The stylishness of the fruit is matched by soft acidity and very fine textures.
There are some Marlborough sauvignons blanc that are just too overt and outspoken, like a scantily clad young thing leaving nothing to the imagination. Then there are superior offerings like this estate-grown offering. There are herbaceous notes on the nose, as you’d expect, but the palate offers so much more with bright, ripe citrus notes, minerality, crispness and concentration, along with restrained grassiness and hints of gunsmoke. Plenty of length; plenty of flavour but most of all, crunchy freshness, intensity and length.