Saint Clair Vicar's Choice 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
Tasted September 2012
Appearance - clear and bright, pale lemon green with some visible tears.
Nose - clean, youthful with medium plus intensity aromas of ripe gooseberry, some citrus lime notes, fresh cut grass, tropical notes of passion fruit and clear stony minerality.
Palate - dry, high acidity, medium alcohol and body. Medium flavour intensity, very focused on fresh citrus fruits some lemon and some lime, suave notes of gooseberry, clear notes of super fresh passion fruit and a medium plus length showing the stony minerality.
Conclusions (16/20) - good quality, shows sense of place with a nice mix of fresh citrus notes with some tropical hints but very restrained and poised. Just very discreet green fruit and vegetal hints. Very refreshing and lively, drink now to make the most of this character.