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    Brancott Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2008
    Sauvignon Blanc - Marlborough, New Zealand

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    Ratings

    • WS92
    • WE89
    Price: $19.49
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 92 Wine Spectator, 89 Wine Enthusiast

    Region: Marlborough, New Zealand

    Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc

    Other Info: Screw Cap Wines

    Style: Light & Crisp

    Item no. 97809

    Winemaker's Notes:

    #28 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2009

    The wine is light straw in color with green highlights. Aromas of ripe capsicum, gooseberry and grapefruit dominate with tropical fruit notes apparent. This wine displays full fruit intensity. The ripe capsicum flavors meld well with the gooseberry and supporting mango and passionfruit flavors. A well balanced wine showing the lively, crisp acidity associated with this style.

    This wine can be matched with grilled oysters, barbecued prawns or salmon as well as poached white fi sh with fresh green salads containing parsley, pepper or lemon. Mediterranean and Turkish dishes with hummus, olives and feta will also match well. Though made to drink while it is young and vivacious, this wine may be cellared for up to three years to develop further complexity.

    Critical Acclaim:

    This is crisp, offering a lively mouthful of peach-accented grapefruit and mineral flavors, all hanging on effortlessly through the long, graceful finish.

    92 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Carves a path right down the center of Marlborough’s stylistic fairway, featuring hints of bell pepper, stone fruit and wet-stone minerality. It’s medium in body, with flavors of nectarine, herbal flourishes and a dry, stony finish. Drink now.

    89 Points
    Wine Enthusiast
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    User Reviews:

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    Thomas V. Rak (6/11/2011)
    Did a tasting of Blancs with our friends and we all loved this one the best. Would definitely buy again.
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    James Mackrell (9/26/2010)
    The WS rating was right on. Fully deserves to be rated #18 in WS annual rating!
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    IgnorantBliss (9/27/2010)
    A deliciously fruity, moderately dry lip-smacking white best served well chilled. Pull the flavor lightly through your teeth to explore the nuances.
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    Tom Sheahan (9/28/2010)
    We are into our third case this year. It's more refreshing than my other favorites Duckhorn, Cloudy Bay, Craggy Range or Kim Crawford.
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    dawoodsy (9/29/2010)
    ripe citrus on the nose, a little bitter on the palete, flavor of grapefruit abounds. Was ok with a roasted game hen, not so good with alfredo.
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    Doug Thomson (9/17/2010)
    Nice balanced acidity, but I didn't like the prominent grapefruit flavor. It made the wine too bitter.
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    IB (10/7/2011)

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