Drylands Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2009
tropical nose, nice acidity, a little minerality, some catpee, some apples and lime
Upon initial inspection, this wines shows its differences from the previous years. It was slightly paler in color than the previous two years’ wines and it didn’t carry that tinge of green. Just a very pale yellow. Upon the nose you get a scent of melon and vanilla with a bit of clover. The scent of honey is a touch stronger than before, lending a touch more sweetness to the proceedings. On the palate it sings of honeydew melon along with honey and chalk. Yet there remains that bright acidity to tie its lineage back to the previous years.
Honey and honeydew melon followed by lemon/citrus. Bright acidity and good balance. I bought 7 or 8 recent NZ SB's, and this is the one that stands out so far after drinking 5 of them.
Classic Marlborough with mango and pineapple notes. Very easy to drink and very pleasing if you like the bolder and fruitier style Sauvignon Blancs. Very similar to the Kim Crawford.
Great citrus explosion. Loved it!
External Reviews for Drylands Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
A nicely balanced, complex Sauvignon, this wine is mouthfilling and round, but not soft, with a blend of tropical fruit - mango and papaya - and grassy, herbal nuances. Finishes long, crisp and herbal; should be versatile at the table. Drink now.
Focused and very intense, with a lively array of grass, lime, grapefruit and stone flavors. Citrus acidity hones the finish. Drink now.
Aggressively pungent and herbal without being over the top, this is Sauvignon Blanc that screams of its origins. Grapefruit and passion fruit flavors wash easily across the palate, leaving plenty of grassy herbaceousness in their wake, and a crisp, lingering finish. Drink now.
Pale, bright color. Pungent aromas of lemon, quince and green pepper. Juicy and fairly supple but with a distinct tart edge to the flavors of lemon, green apple, quince and pepper. Possesses just enough flesh to avoid coming off as severe. (Another bottle, though, was leaner and a bit greener.)
Archetypal Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, featuring pungent, herbal aromas to go alongside bold passion fruit notes. It shows ample weight in the mouth, even a slightly oily texture and pronounced green flavors that persist a good long time. Probably best with fresh tomato or strong herbal dishes.
Bright and concentrated, showing vibrant, focused green berry and herbal aromas and flavors, which echo with a touch of lime on the finish. Drink now.
This silky white has a distinctive peppery note weaving through its pear and lime flavors, lingering easily and even delicately. Drink now.
Food Pairings for Drylands Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
Color - Light yellow in colour with greenish hues and brilliant clarity. Nose - An aromatic bouquet of gooseberry balanced by ripe tropical fruit aromas of pineapples and passionfruit. Palate - Drylands Sauvignon Blanc displays the quintessential Marlborough qualities of rich, ripe tropical fruit and citrus flavours. The palate has luscious weight and complexity, lingering in a crisp, refreshing finish.