2003 Brancott Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc "B"
This wine exhibits fresh bell pepper, gooseberry and stone fruit aromas coupled with hints of tropical fruit and a subtle oak spiciness. The palate confirms the same stone fruit exhibited on the nose with a perceived sweetness from the ripeness of the fruit. A rich wine balanced by fresh acidity with a mineral, flinty note followed by spicy, vanilla components contributed from the barrel aging. To best appreciate the vibrant fruit flavors of this wine drink it young, although, it will cellar we...
Wine.comThe 2003 Brancott Reserve balances fresh fruit flavors and the refreshingly crisp acidity that are the hallmark of exceptional Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Aromas of guava, stone fruit a lemongrass are highlighted by sweet green pepper. The palate is rich and smooth with ripe stone fruit flavors that are complimented by herbal notes The grapes for Brancott Vineyards Reserve Sauvignon Blanc are harvested predominantly from the Brancott Estate vineyard on the southeastern side of the Wairau Valley ...
Wine SpectatorRating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/03
Vintage ChartRating for New Zealand: 78 (slightly worse than average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: unpredictable<br/>