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Clos Henri Sauvignon Blanc

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

The Clos Henri Savvy is like the super-model of Marlborough - pretty and elegant. In typical Marlborough style, it has a fair bit of passionfruit on the nose, intermingled with smells of lemons, florals and pineapple. The palate is light and vibrant, with juicy tropical flavours, a slight creaminess to the mouthfeel, and a long, grapefruity finish. Seafood or light poultry dishes will be great with this.

Winemaker's Notes

We find the Clos Henri Sauvignon Blanc to have a typical ripe Marlborough Sauvignon blanc nose of gooseberry and passionfruit. Fresh citrus aromas are present throughout the long palate that begins with intensity and hints at minerality as it lingers for a long mouth-filling Sancerre-like finish. This wine will open in the glass and is best with food. Expected to age well for at least 5 years.

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Clos Henri Sauvignon Blanc

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Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
A thoyl-influenced nose showing tropical and gooseberry fruits. Citrus fruits and tropical nuance fill out the mid-palate nicely, which shows plenty of texture, minerality and taut acid drive. A lovely progression of the style.
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Good Wine Guide
92
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
The complexity and focus is striking here. This is ripe and fragrant, with flinty notes, grapefruit, lime and lemon, gooseberry, blackcurrant and fresh minerally lift - an amazing wine on the nose alone. The palate delivers more excitement, with ripe, juicy tropical-fruit and citrus flavours at the core, plenty of lees-derived texture and vineyard drive, finishing fresh and full of energy. Grab a bottle and preview the future of great Marlborough sauvignon.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
96
Michael Cooper (2010 Vintage) says
Finely textured, sweet-fruited wine, mouth filling and rounded, with great drinkability. Rich melon/lime flavours, showing impressive freshness, delicacy and depth, in a subtle, non-herbaceous style with leesy notes adding complexity and a fine thread of acidity.
July/Aug Winestate 2013
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
This is a more pared-back sauvignon than the Bel Echo, with a much more savoury style to it. Sweet-smelling tropical fruits are still in place, but winemaking adds significant savoury restraint, giving the wine a more discreet presence and an almost chalky finish.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
92
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
A southern hemisphere outpost for the Sancerre producer, Henri Bourgeois, close-planted and Euro-inspired. The fruit has some savoury complexity here, flinty and spicy, tropicals are on show. Terrific texture and weight, balanced, complex and layered palate; impressive wine, driving dry finish.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
93

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