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Saturday, June 20, 2009

2007 Sacred Hill Marlborough Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc

This Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand's Marlborough appellation is a classic example of a very herbaceous and greenish-gooseberry laden wine that typifies the region. Smelling this one blind may not be that tuff for the wine tasting professional and those that sell and taste wine for a living, will no doubt peg this wine blind in a heart beat! 

On the nose I get loads of yellow grapefruit, green been, celery, green apple skin, and heaps of gooseberry. To say this wine smells like New Zealand SB is a gross understatement! There is loads of gooseberry and a pronounced herbaceousness here and this wine is certainly not bashful about it. 

On the palate there is citrus and grapefruit in abundance as well as gooseberry, green been , white pepper, and mineral. The texture is surprisingly round though, and the acid is there but not as piercing as one would expect. I suppose when all is said and done, this wine is perhaps just a bit too vegetal for my complete satisfaction.  
85 points

 
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