Astrolabe Discovery Kekerengu Coast Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (Marlborough, NZ)
$25, Screwcap, 13.5%
Sourced from two vineyards in the ‘Kekerengu’ coastal subregion of Marlborough and it’s a biggun’, with the intensity of yore (that has abandoned many similar wines of late).
Big nose. Tropical fruit, melon and herbs with firmly varietal Savvy flavours. Old school pungency. Firm palate is dry, herbaceous and bold with that mix of cool leafiness and juicy ripeness that the style/variety/region was (yes was) renowned for. Surprisingly warm finish.
Very impressive intensity and punch here. I’m not a huge fan of Marlborough Sauv but I’d like to think that I can pick out a goodun’. This is one of those. 17.7/92