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2015 Saint Clair Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

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There's a certain style of savvy we have come to expect from Marlborough, and this offering from Saint Clair ticks all the boxes for lovers of the style. There are plenty of passionfruit, citrus and other tropical fruits on the nose, whilst the palate is crisp and crunchy with a talcy texture, bright lemony acidity, and a dry, refreshing finish. Its great value, so you can keep a bottle permanently chilling in your fridge.

Winemaker's Notes

Flavours of passionfruit and blackcurrant leaf with a salty minerality.

Colour: Pale straw with green hues

Aroma: Passionfruit and blackcurrant leaf with a hint of salty sea air

Palate: A rich palate with passionfruit, pink grapefruit, blackcurrant and a salty minerality. This wine is rich in flavour with a long lingering finish

Ageing potential: Perfect for drinking immediately, this wine will be at its best over the next two years

Food match: A perfect accompaniment to freshly shucked oysters or a lemongrass and mango salad

Alc/vol: 13%

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2015 Saint Clair Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Expert Reviews

Bob Campbell MW (2016 Vintage) says
Perhaps not as concentrated as the Pioneer Block wines, but with an appealing silky texture and an attractive mix of herbal and tropical fruit flavours. Seductively easy-drinking Sauvignon Blanc.
2016 - 2020
90
Nick Stock (2012 Vintage) says
Pungent, heady aromas of gooseberry, passionfruit and tropical fruit burst energetically from the glass. Some texture here too, which sits nicely with the heady fruit characters. Vibrant and thirst-quenching, with everything you d expect from an estate that has made a name for the quality of its sauvignon blancs.
Now
Good Wine Guide
9092
Wine Companion (2012 Vintage) says
Pale straw, vibrant hue; this elegant, yet punchy bouquet offers citrus, chalk and a hint of fresh asparagus; the palate is where the story is really at, as the concentration, energetic acidity and fruit all work seamlessly together for a long and layered finish.
2015
April/May
92
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Light to medium yellow-green; the bouquet is slightly dull and muted, though without fault. The palate, likewise, has varietal fruit flavour but lacks the sparkle and zip of the best wines.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
84
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Light green-yellow; the bouquet is firm, clean and crisp with tangy capsicum and herbal notes. The palate is very lively, with a tangy lift to the fruit, and braced by some mineral/chalky notes which run through to the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 1999 1998
88

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