What’s in the glass tonight March 11th, 17th, 21st

Marlborough Sav Blanc’s ‘Deathmatch’

Here are another three wines left over from the Housewarming. All Kiwi Marlborough Savs. Who will be champion?

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Alpine Valley Marlborough Sav Blanc 2012

Light straw colour. 13.5%. Fresh tomato stalk on the nose. In the mouth I see the sweeter style of Marl sav, less acidity than others in the ‘hood. Round, ripe, may tip over into drabness if kept another year. A solid 3.

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Eradus Awatere Valley Marlborough Sav Blanc 2012

Crikey. More tomato stalk. 13.5%. Grassy, pronounced citrus, involved grapefruit. Fresh, bracing. A good ‘un. 3.75

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Saint Clair Family Estate Vicar’s Choice Marlb Sav Blanc 2013

The juvenile of the bunch. Bright white straw colour. 13%. Lively. Crisp grapefruit and passionfruit, yet more tomato stalk in the mouth. Drying. Good food wine. 3.25

The tomato wins by a clear length…

 

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