Jackson Estate Stich Sauvignon Blanc 2013
In a year of very ripe harvests, Jackson Estate’s Sauvignon Blanc is one of the best to come out of New Zealand in 2013.
That greeny-lemon colour that Sauvignon has become so well-known for looks fresh and enticing, rather than too green or watery. I’ve heard a great deal about the care and attention that goes into the Jackson Estate wines, so I will concede I was pretty excited to try this wine.
The nose is clean and fresh, as though its grapes were picked only yesterday, and a near-overwhelming smell of gooseberry fruit fills the nose; a tiny note of passion fruit and a great deal of lime character makes for a lot of excitement in Jackson Estate’s aromas. Little bit of blackcurrant leaf as well; medium intensity.
Served lightly chilled, the wine has a chewy acidity and is like a citrus fruit salad; grapes, lemons, limes, leafy – but light, still fresh and with a lingering finish. Acidity is strong too. A really superb Sauvignon Blanc.
You can still tell that it’s a 2013, there’s a bit of restraint on the acidity that can make it a bit juicy at times but, really, I’m very impressed.
Juicy limes with gooseberry sharpness and plenty of acidity makes this a gorgeously refreshing Sauvignon Blanc from one of Marlborough’s top wineries.
Marlborough, New Zealand
Suitable for Vegetarians & Vegans
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