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Saint Clair Sauvignon Blanc Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Wine 2012

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

Intriguing with a smoky lanolin note giving way to fleshy peach nectarine and pear flavors showing citrus zest and floral touches. Firm with a juicy finish. Drink now.

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Winery: Saint Clair
Color: White
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
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Saint Clair:
Architect Neal Charles Jones and Saint Clair's Chief Winemaker, Matt Thomson, combined their extensive experience to design Saint Clair Estate's new state of the art winery. Built for production from the 2006 harvest, the new winery is capable of crushing 300 tonnes of fruit per day. It features state of the art equipment including high-tec refrigeration control and monitoring software to furth... Read more
Architect Neal Charles Jones and Saint Clair's Chief Winemaker, Matt Thomson, combined their extensive experience to design Saint Clair Estate's new state of the art winery. Built for production from the 2006 harvest, the new winery is capable of crushing 300 tonnes of fruit per day. It features state of the art equipment including high-tec refrigeration control and monitoring software to further enhance the quality of Saint Clair award-winning wines. The major investment decision to develop Saint Clair's own winery facility is fueled by continued sales growth to 180,000 cases in 2005 and strong forward growth projections, particularly for the Saint Clair's award-winning Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs. The Riverland's Estate location was chosen as an ideal position for the new winery due to its central location, proximity to Saint Clair's main vineyards, and where there are adjoining facilities for bottling, storage, dispatch, power and effluent discharge. The winery boasts a large temperature controlled barrel hall for storage of up to 650 oak barriques. This new production facility aims to be extremely functional and will continue to be developed to meet the specific needs for Saint Clair's quality wine production. Saint Clair's Chief Winemaker, Matt Thomson, believes the new winery will further enhance the existing prestige quality record of the Saint Clair brand. Read less

External Reviews for Saint Clair Sauvignon Blanc Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Wine

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Intriguing with a smoky lanolin note giving way to fleshy peach nectarine and pear flavors showing citrus zest and floral touches. Firm with a juicy finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Pale bright yellow. Aromas of lemon and grapefruit pith are complicated by a note of cumin. Dusty and tactile on the palate with a glyceral aspect but also a firm edge to the pineapple and grapefruit flavors. At once smooth and pungent and persistent on the finish. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

The 2012 Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc opens with notes of grapefruit peel lime leaves and freshly mown grass alongside touches of dill seed and capsicum. Medium-bodied and offering a great intensity of citrus and leafy flavors it finishes long and refreshing. Drink it now through 2015. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.



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