Colour: Light yellow in colour with greenish hues and brilliant clarity. Nose: An aromatic bouquet of gooseberry bala...Read more...
tropical nose, nice acidity, a little minerality, some catpee, some apples and lime Read more
Upon initial inspection, this wines shows its differences from the previous years. It was slightly paler in color than the previous two years’ wine... Read more
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 stan... Read more
Food Pairings for Drylands Sauvignon Blanc
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.
Great citrus explosion. Loved it!
External Reviews for Drylands Sauvignon Blanc
Pale, bright yellow. Lemon, fresh herbs and pepper on the nose. Broad, supple and nicely filled in, with good intensity to the slightly sweaty pepper and saline flavors; I picked up a hint of horseradish. No shortage of personality here. Finishes with good persistence.
This silky white has a distinctive peppery note weaving through its pear and lime flavors, lingering easily and even delicately. Drink now.
Tight. tart and focused, with peach-accented lime and grapefruit flavors that hover enticing over the crisp finish. Drink now.
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.
Exuberantly fragrant, bursting with luscious gooseberry, passion fruit, grass and grapefruit flavors. Concentrated, almost oily, with lingering citrus tanginess and mineral nuances. Drink now.
This brand's Sauvignon is from siltier, Rapaura soils, according to winemaker Alistair McIntosh. It's pungent and seaty, with hints of green bell pepper. There's a big, round mouthfeel, but the flavors are green and herbal.
Bracingly tart, with a vibrant core of pineapple, passion fruit and guava flavors that linger nicely on the beautifully pointed finish. Drink now.
Colour: 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. Food Pairing: A fantastic aperitif or as an accompaniment to light seafood and poultry dishes.
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