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Forrest Sauvignon Blanc

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Distinctive nose of fresh herbs, nettles, guava, crushed red currant leaf and just a hint of passionfruit. The palate is full and textured, refreshingly crisp and “taut” with a lingering dry mineral “wet stone” after taste. Elegant, sophisticated and cerebral Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, true to it’s Loire roots. It has been created to flourish with time – peak drinkability of 3-5 years.

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Forrest Sauvignon Blanc

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Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
The Marlborough old guard still makes some of its best sauvignon, low cropped and focused. Forrest is released a year on because it takes this long on lees to build minerality, texture and longevity.
WINE 100 Magazine - 2011 2011
92
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
This has plenty of character and lively tropical fruits on the nose, with passionfruit and some attractive, sweet nectarine fragrance. The palate's a nicely presented bundle of tropical flavour, some citrus chimes in too, making a clean, flavoursome impression. Balanced and even.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
90
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
Big John Forrest has delivered a cracking '07 Marlborough sauvignon, plenty of bright ripe tropical fruits, mango, passionfruit, pawpaw - you name it, some herbs in the background too. The palate's ripe and rich, it really strikes fine acid balance and flavours linger long through the finish.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
91
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Light to medium green-yellow; a complex bouquet with the spread of aroma inputs reflecting the painstaking approach to the making of the wine. The palate is especially long, with flavours running all the way from passionfruit to a hint of vanilla and then to capsicum/herb. So rich it almost gives the impression of sweetness, but the residual sugar is only slightly above threshold at 5.7 grams per litre.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
93
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Light to medium yellow-green; a clean, elegant passionfruit-accented bouquet introduces a lovely wine with similarly elegant passionfruit, gooseberry and tropical fruit flavours. Is neither heavy nor sweet.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
94
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Light green-yellow; the bouquet is clean, firm and rather close, with not a lot of fruit expression, but the wine expands on the palate with excellent, tightly knit structure, and that barrel-fermented semillon component evidencing itself. This is a different style of Sauvignon Blanc from the usual.
Australian Wine Companion 1999 1998
86

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