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Matua Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2008

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Wine Tasting Notes A distinctive and aromatic Marlborough sauvignon blanc, delivering bright and lively gooseberry and passionfruit characters with a hint of lime. The palate is well proportioned with refreshing tropical flavours that linger on the seductive finish.

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Winery: Matua Family
Color: White
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
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Matua Family:
Our winemakers are wine lovers, always looking for new ideas and applying the best of them to the production of our own wines. We rely heavily on optimally ripe fruit to make our distinctive wines. We take special pride in the produce extracted from our older vineyards…The last twenty five years have seen the gradual evolution of some very special styles which are getting better with each vintage.

Member Reviews for Matua Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

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Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
3.50 5
03/16/2009

Lime, lime and more lime in this one at present. Tangy, straightforward lime zest in the aromas, and lime juice in the palate. Will try again tomorrow to see if more tropical fruit can be coaxed forward. As it is, tangy and refreshing--a perfect summer sipper. Day 2: Additional notes are herbaceous. Nice freshness, but will keep evaluation as it stands. Very refreshing.


Snooth User: WineGeekJen
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0.00 5
09/12/2009

This wine has a pale green-gold color that hints of summer trees just beginning to warm in color. Its scent is that of a recently mowed lawn combined with a touch of tart crab apple. Its has flavors of very tart apple, lime, pineapple and Lemonheads Candy. A great value at around $8.99


Snooth User: winemcgarry
60600910
3.00 5
10/14/2010

Mineral flavor


External Reviews for Matua Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

External Review
Source: WineChateau.com
04/06/2010

A distinctive and aromatic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, delivering bright and lively gooseberry and passion fruit characters with a hint of lime. The palate is well proportioned with refreshing tropical flavours that linger on the seductive finish.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Packs an enormous amount of zingy, lively character into a beautifully focused, racy frame, offering lime, mineral passion fruit and a crunch of celery, all mingling with zesty pineapple as the finish lingers. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Vibrant and tart. This shows very good concentration to lime, tangy black currant and grass flavors, with a hint of scallion. Fresh herb, guava and oyster shell notes add nuance to the lithe finish. Tasted three times, with consistent notes. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Juicy and mouthwatering, vibrant with lemon, quince and mineral aromas and flavors, persisting impressively on the long, expressive finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Bright and jazzy, with a harmonious feel to the lime, pineapple and floral aromas and flavors, lingering on the citrusy finish. The best of three bottles tasted. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Very pale color. Sweaty white grapefruit, turmeric and a smoky nuance on the nose. Dense, juicy and brisk, with pure, peppery, penetrating flavors. A step up in concentration and ripeness from the regular 2004 sauvignon. Shows more ripeness of fruit (grapefruit and orange) on the slightly tart but persistent finish.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Brothers Ross and Bill Spence established Matua in 1973 and were the first to bottle Sauvignon Blanc in New Zealand. Today, the winery produces a range of varietals at varying price points. The 2005 is juicy and mouthwatering, vibrant with lemon, quince and mineral aromas and flavors.


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Wine Tasting Notes A distinctive and aromatic Marlborough sauvignon blanc, delivering bright and lively gooseberry and passionfruit characters with a hint of lime. The palate is well proportioned with refreshing tropical flavours that linger on the seductive finish.

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