2009 Starborough Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
136 Ratings
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136 Ratings
2009 Starborough Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

Wine Details

Vineyard

Starborough

Style

White

Wine Description

(From 2007 Vintage) Aromas of grapefruit and white peaches fill the glass and flow into great taste sensations. Flavors of lemon grass and melon grab the taste buds and are balanced perfectly with just the right amount of acidity from the citrus notes. The finish is clean as a whistle with the fruit notes trailing off, and acidity cleansing the palette.

Winemaker's Notes

The grapes were destemmed, but not crushed, and lightly pressed in order to avoid over extraction of bitter tannins from the skins. The must was then fermented in upright stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures for 30 days. The wine was filtered prior to bottling.

Shipping Information

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Vineyard

Starborough

Varietal

Sauvignon Blanc

Style

White

The grapes were destemmed, but not crushed, and lightly pressed in order to avoid over extraction of bitter tannins from the skins. The must was then fermented in upright stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures for 30 days. The wine was filtered prior to bottling.

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    This is a delicious Sauvignon Blanc. Great citrus and floral notes in the bouquet. In contrast with other SB's, not as crisp and acidic on the palate, which I like. Balanced and a winner in my book, esp at this price point. Has some of the typical NZ character of grapefruit but more muted with some vegetable oil in the background. Pretty nice. Clear and on the green side in color the New Zealand style citrus smells come through after a swirl round the glass. When still, the grassy and green apple tones come out. Almost puckeringly acidic in the mouth it quickly tones down so the citrus and herbage come out and eventually ends up on the pleasantly balanced side of the score card. Some wet stone mineral flavors hang around during the short but pleasant finish. A very good wine that I would have no problem buying again. perfumey nose and the taste has a rush of honeydew melon with lime and grapefruit soon to follow. a bit sweet and only a hint of acidity, it would be a great summer drink by the pool.

    almost 4 years
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    nice citrus note and very fresh taste and I would have this wine again very nice smooth wine

    over 3 years
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    wonderful Sauvignon Blanc, I liked even better than Kim Crawford

    over 4 years
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    great apple/unripe pear with dry crisp finish.

    about 4 years
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    Fresh with citrus taste, one of our favorites.

    over 4 years
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    good white Marlborough. apr 2011

    about 4 years
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    over 4 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2007 Vintage) The quality here has been consistent over the past few vintages, offering solid value in an easy-drinking style. It leads with herbal aromas, but the flavors are less green, more melon and fig carried by a sense of creamy lushness.
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2008 Vintage) The quality here has been consistent over the past few vintages, offering solid value in an easy-drinking style. It leads with herbal aromas, but the flavors are less green, more melon and fig carried by a sense of creamy lushness.