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Buy Mahi Sauvignon Blanc 2012: Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Mahi Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Mahi Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Marlborough, New Zealand   |    750ml   |    13%
Rounded, mouthfilling with an almost creamy texture in the mouth the 2012 Mahi Sauvignon Blanc has all the classic Sauvignon Blanc flavours; grassiness, stonefruit, but its restrained and balanced, with a complexity rarely found in Sav Blanc. It also has an incredible length of flavour that makes it standout from the vast majority of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc currently around.

"18/20. Bright, pale straw colour, pale on rim. The nose is very refined and elegant with ethereal aromas of gooseberry fruit along with subtle hints of fresh herbs, minerals and a suggestion of smoke. The bouquet has detail that builds in intensity in the glass. Dry to taste, gentle, restrained and nuanced flavours of gooseberries, herbs, limes and minerals flow easily on a soft, finely textured palate. The acidity is lacy and mouthwatering in freshness, enlivening the flavour interest. The flavours are carried to a very long, lingering thirst-quenching finish. This is a subtly-flavoured and soft-textured Sauvignon Blanc with a lacy, mouthwatering palate. Serve with seafood, salads and vegetables over the next 2+ years"- Raymond Chan, raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz.

Availability: In stock

$22.90
Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments
This year Brian Bicknell celebrates the making of his twenty-forth vintage, an achievement that has seen him accumulate experience in not only Marlborough, but also in Chile, France and Hungary. Returning to Marlborough permanently in 1996, Brian identified that individual sites within the region produced markedly different characters. At a time when Marlborough was considered to be producing wines that hid the diversity of the region, Mahi was born. Brian's vision to showcase the differences and complexities that these terroirs offer, has been exceeded with every single vineyard release.
6
New Zealand
Marlborough
750
13
The 2012 Mahi Sauvignon Blanc shows an array of fruit characters, ranging from citrus through to tropical notes. The final blend was made solely from free-run juice, as we feel it gives a more elegant and subtle wine, a key for us.This is complemented by some secondary characters from the natural yeast ferments and also some barrel aging. The palate has an elegant structure with a creamy, textural mid-palate and a long finish. Each year the fruit is slightly different and so the blending is constantly interesting. This year the barrel and wild portions account for 7% of the blend, which we felt gave a good balance. The fruit intensity allowed this and we will keep assessing the blends on an annual basis, aiming to make ‘real’ wines that express our vineyards and personalities.- Mahi Wines.

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