Sunday, 4 March 2012

Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Brancott Estate was the first to plant vineyards in the Marlborough region so they should be considered the pioneers of the savvy revolution. They used to be named Montana but the marketing team decided to change the name to the original vineyard name that was planted in 1973. They are owned by one of the big boys and the wines are readily available at bargain basement prices.

Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2011

I would almost say that you can smell this wine before I open the bottle as the flavours are that intense. Once open you get the typical flavours of snowpeas, passionfruit and some flowery lemon drops. The wine gets up in your face and never lets me go.  On the palate is it the exact same thing but the mid-palate lets it down a bit.  The mid-palate is a little muddled and dilute when compared to the rest of the wine but this wine does deliver all those Marlborough purity and a likeable flow of flavours. For the money this wine is very good value.

Alcohol: 13%
Price: $13
Rated: 84
Drink:: Now

Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc 750mL

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