Drylands Sauvignon Blanc 2009

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Color - Light yellow in colour with greenish hues and brilliant clarity. Nose - An aromatic bouquet of gooseberry b...

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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

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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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3.00 5
04/29/2011

tropical nose, nice acidity, a little minerality, some catpee, some apples and lime


Snooth User: Jimmy Cocktail
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4.00 5
03/30/2010

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.


Snooth User: Andrew46
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4.00 5
07/31/2010

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.


Snooth User: mulder30
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4.00 5
08/26/2010

Great citrus explosion. Loved it!


External Reviews for Drylands Sauvignon Blanc

External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

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.


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Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Exuberantly fragrant, bursting with luscious gooseberry, passion fruit, grass and grapefruit flavors. Concentrated, almost oily, with lingering citrus tanginess and mineral nuances. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Bracingly tart, with a vibrant core of pineapple, passion fruit and guava flavors that linger nicely on the beautifully pointed finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

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.)


External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

This silky white has a distinctive peppery note weaving through its pear and lime flavors, lingering easily and even delicately. Drink now.


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Winemaker's Notes:

The unique soils of Marlborough’s Golden Triangle are home to the Drylands winery and our renowned Home Block vineyard. Drylands wines are blended from premium parcels of Marlborough fruit, selected for intensity, structure and balance.

Tasting Notes:

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.

The unique soils of Marlborough’s Golden Triangle are home to the Drylands winery and our renowned Home Block vineyard. Drylands wines are blended from premium parcels of Marlborough fruit, selected for intensity, structure and balance.

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Chemical Analysis:

Sugar: 3.5 grams per liter Total Acidity: 6.9 grams per liter

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