Drylands Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 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: jazzdish
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4.00 5
10/24/2011

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.


Snooth User: mulder30
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4.00 5
08/26/2010

Great citrus explosion. Loved it!


External Reviews for Drylands Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

External Review
Source: Premier 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.


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

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.


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

Tight. tart and focused, with peach-accented lime and grapefruit flavors that hover enticing over the crisp finish. Drink now.


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

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.


External Review
Source: Premier 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: Premier 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: Premier 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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Winemaker's Notes:

89 points Wine Spectator: This silky white has a distinctive peppery note weaving through its pear and lime flavors, lingering easily and even delicately. Drink now. (5/31/10)

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.

89 points Wine Spectator: This silky white has a distinctive peppery note weaving through its pear and lime flavors, lingering easily and even delicately. Drink now. (5/31/10)

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Chemical Analysis:

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

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