Palliser Estate Sauvignon Blanc Martinborough 2017 – $$
As it appears on the tin, a ‘serious sav’. 12.5% alcohol. Palest clear straw colour.
Intensely aromatic with scents of apples, honey, gooseberries, pavlova (!) and passionfruit. Hints of grass and yellow capsicum.
Sweet and fresh entry, citrus flavours, bone-dry finish, short and stopping/must reload! Intensity again, green apples to the fore, apple pip, lemon pith, gorgeous and layered. Anyone who says that New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc can be a one-chord-wonder should try this wine. And it’s barely pupped from the tank!!
Highly Recommended 93 points