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2008 Babich Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
6 Ratings
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6 Ratings
2008 Babich Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

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Overview: A long and late ripening period of short sunny days and cold nights has enhanced the typically vibrant flavours of the Marlborough Region. Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Recommended Food: It works well with a white meat dish. Great with oysters or a green salad. Recommended Cellaring: Best enjoyed while young. Production Notes: After harvest the grapes were quickly crushed and pressed into stainless steel tanks where the juice was fermented at controlled cool temperatures to capture read more...Overview: A long and late ripening period of short sunny days and cold nights has enhanced the typically vibrant flavours of the Marlborough Region. Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Recommended Food: It works well with a white meat dish. Great with oysters or a green salad. Recommended Cellaring: Best enjoyed while young. Production Notes: After harvest the grapes were quickly crushed and pressed into stainless steel tanks where the juice was fermented at controlled cool temperatures to capture the intense varietal flavours. The wine was then blended and bottled. Tasting Notes: The aroma of lantana and wild herbs combines with tropical fruits and green apple. The palate is exuberant and intense -fruit salad, nettles and fresh herbs burst into existence and continue through the length of the palate, joined at the end by lime/citrus and mineral notes. A powerful and lengthy Sauvignon. (hide)

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Overview: A long and late ripening period of short sunny days and cold nights has enhanced the typically vibrant flavours of the Marlborough Region. Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Recommended Food: It works well with a white meat dish. Great with oysters or a green salad. Recommended Cellaring: Best enjoyed while young. Production Notes: After harvest the grapes were quickly crushed and pressed into stainless steel tanks where the juice was fermented at controlled cool temperatures to capture read more...Overview: A long and late ripening period of short sunny days and cold nights has enhanced the typically vibrant flavours of the Marlborough Region. Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Recommended Food: It works well with a white meat dish. Great with oysters or a green salad. Recommended Cellaring: Best enjoyed while young. Production Notes: After harvest the grapes were quickly crushed and pressed into stainless steel tanks where the juice was fermented at controlled cool temperatures to capture the intense varietal flavours. The wine was then blended and bottled. Tasting Notes: The aroma of lantana and wild herbs combines with tropical fruits and green apple. The palate is exuberant and intense -fruit salad, nettles and fresh herbs burst into existence and continue through the length of the palate, joined at the end by lime/citrus and mineral notes. A powerful and lengthy Sauvignon. (hide)

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  • Wine & Spirits
    Pale gold with just a touch of green. An open nose; ripe apple and grapefruit-like aromas speak of the Sauvignon foundation of this wine, with a little of the tickling of the nose that comes with the zest of the grapefruit. Background notes of pretty floral scents add interest, and the wine seems more sappy as I focus in on the subtle parts of the bouquet. Very good! The citrus/grapefruit is more apparent in the mouth, but not overwhelming, and the chalk/mineral character of the wine also comes to the fore. Very good! Good body, with some richness, quite dry, with good acidity. Babich is one of the first New Zealand Sauvignons that we latched onto, and it has become broadly popular. Thankfully, the price has returned to lower levels, so this is a wine that fans will be able to enjoy often.
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