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First thoughts on our 2016 Boundary Farm Sauvignon Blanc

Cameron Douglas
90 Points

The bouquet suggests a wine that has just enough bottle-development and complexity and now ready to enjoy. Aromas and flavours of red apple and lemon, grapefruit and spice. A mix of wild flowers and crushed rock mineral layers add complexity. There’s also tension on the palate with a fine phenolic grip accentuated by acidity. Overall balanced and lengthy finish.Drink now and through 2021.

Raymond Chan
18.5+/20   5 Stars

Bright straw-yellow colour with green-gold hues, a little lighter on the rim.  The nose is finely concentrated with a firm and well-packed core with an amalgam of white and green stonefruits and subtle notes of dark and fresh herbs, along with integrated flinty and minerally reductive complexities.  Piquant greengage and nectarine nuances emerge with aeration.  Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate possesses a degree of elegance in its proportions, with very good depth and tightly bound and intense flavours of sweet, green stonefruits and herbs.  The fruit is complexed by a subtle layer of flint and minerals which adds detail.  The mouthfeel is fresh and lively with bright acidity, and the wine carries with excellent linearity to along, taut finish.  This is a finely concentrated, intense and complex oak-influenced Sauvignon Blanc with stonefruit, herb and flinty, mineral notes on a fresh and fine-textured, linear palate.  Serve with herb-marinated seafood, poultry, pork and veal over the next 3-4 years.  Hand-picked fruit from the Gilbert’s‘Boundary Farm’ vineyard, on the south-east edge of Blenheim, WBP direct to barrel and indigenous yeast fermented to 14.7% alc. and 2.2 g/L RS, the wine aged 11 months in seasoned oak, mainly 1 and 2 y.o., undergoing batonnage and 20% MLF.  Dec 2018