The bouquet here is confounding. It has some green vegetable and cat-pee qualities as well as white stone fruits, sulfur and popcorn. In a word, it’s complicated. In the mouth, grapefruit and celery flavors mingle with green grapes, while on the back end it’s chalky and rather tart. The overall acidity is high, and there’s one important thing missing here: balance.
This is an “easy” style of Sauvignon Blanc, with stone fruit flavors that never get overly herbaceous. It’s crisp enough to serve as an apéritif, yet not possessed of bracing acidity. In short, it’s easy to drink and easy to like.
A pungent, grassy wine, layered with green pepper and herbal notes. Leaner than most 2005 Marlborough Sauvignons, finishing with sharp strokes of lime and grapefruit. Imported by Paterno Wines International.
A decent effort from a difficult vintage in Marlborough, combining slightly fungal notes of sous-bois with oaky notes of vanilla and cedar, then adding in hints of tomato on the palate. Given the presence of so much decay and earthiness, drink this over the near term.