What’s in the glass tonight March 16th

Astrolabe Awatere Valleys SB 2014

Astrolabe Awatere Valleys Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2014 – $$

A straight example of SB compared to the first Astrolabe wine I tried earlier. I guess this is more the ‘reference’ wine that I was writing about.

Made from machine harvested fruit off the van Asch and Lissaman family vineyards in the lower Dashwood and central southern Awatere Valleys. Neutral yeast fermentation.

Pale straw. 13%. Typical true-to-type gooseberry/lime/tom stalk aroma characters. Not as intense as others made elsewhere in the ville. Smells refined in the glass.

Classic citrus splash in the mouth. Easy to drink, this. Mouthwatering finish. In a mineral style, less fruity. I taste lemon, wet gravel and herbs.

BTG 3+

 

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