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2015 Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc

Winery: Whitehaven

Vintage: 2015

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Wine Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Grape blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Region: Marlborough

State or country: New Zealand

Price: $20

Cases produced: 170,000

KWG Score: 89.6 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: January 10, 2017

Wine Review: This very pale yellow colored Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand opens with a fragrant gooseberry bouquet with hints of yellow grapefruit and orange in the background. On the palate, this wine is light to medium bodied, very juicy and fully embraces your mouth. The flavor profile, like the bouquet remains gooseberry and yellow grapefruit. There is some mild minerality woven throughout. I also detected hints of lime and stone fruit in the background. The finish is dry and its flavors linger and last for quite some time. This Sauvignon Blanc will do well on its own, but will also pair nicely with Thai rolls. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Colour: Pale yellow-green, with star bright clarity. Bouquet: Displays lifted gooseberry, passionfruit and blackcurrants, with hints of jalapeno, freshly cut herbs and lemongrass. Palate: A full flavoured, medium bodied wine, with an abundance of currant, citrus and gooseberry flavours that persist on the lengthy finish. Cellaring: We recommend drinking our 2015 Sauvignon Blanc while it is young and fresh, however the wine is capable of developing nicely over the next three to five years if carefully cellared. Food Match: This wine is a perfect accompaniment to summer salads, poultry and shellfish, such as Marlborough’s famous green-lipped mussels. Also try it with lobster and white fish. Serve: Lightly chilled.

Organic status: not organic

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