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2015 Tom Eddy Sauvignon Blanc "TENZ"

Winery: Tom Eddy

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "TENZ"

Wine Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Grape blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Region: Marlborough

State or country: New Zealand

Price: $24

Cases produced: 1,086

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: May 20, 2017

Wine Review: This almost clear colored Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand opens with a balsam fir and mild gooseberry bouquet with a hint of lime and boxwood. On the palate, this wine is light bodied, slightly acidic and zippy. The flavor profile is lime with notes of grapefruit and tangerine. There is also a hint of minerality. The finish is dry, refreshing and lingers nicely. The Panel suggested pairing this Sauvignon Blanc with sharp cheddar cheese or oysters. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: An intense grapefruit bouquet bursts from the glass commingling with enticing aromas of passion fruit and gooseberry. The understated but luscious guava and quince round out the aromatic complexity and delight the palate with a reminiscence of sweet tart candy. The mouth-watering acidity, characteristic of New Zealand Sauv Blancs, artfully balances the wine's mouth-feel with a long finish that enhances the fruit and leaves an elegant minerality in its wake. The wine’s complement of flavors and zesty acidity augment an array of foods, so order up some oysters or some succulent fish and wash it down with an offering from half-way around the world!

Organic status: not organic

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