There may be a small corner of my heart dedicated to this lovely New Zealand wine. At 17 dollars a bottle you really can’t beat the wonderfully fragrant nose that is exotic and yet familiar with its tropical fruit basket bouquet intermingled with the requisite grassiness. On the palette you will find lime, pineapple, grapefruit and and a nice mineral/stone complexion. If you look at this wine in terms of terroir, for me, it really represents what Marlborough Sauv Blancs are all about: the tropical fruit. The mouth feel is rich and yet sharp and thorough and the acidity helps to keep it structured and balanced. The YW are not the only ones who have enjoyed this wine. It has been consistently ranked above 90 pts by WS over the last four years with the ’06 vintage cashing in at 92pts. The final word is this: an archetypal Marlborough Sauv Blanc rich with complexity and sharpness. Drink Now. JMP: 92pts
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