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New York Wine Exchange USD 14.99 750ml

Selaks Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Premium Selection 2005

Member Review by katrinnalouise:

Lots of vegetal characters - asparagus, cut peppers. A bit fruity. A bit tart. Dry, with medium body. Intense flavours of fruit and vegetals. High acidity.

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Selaks Wines:
When Marino Selak first arrived in New Zealand from his native Croatia in 1906, there were a few things missing. Apart from olive oils and the traditional Croatian food, it seemed that wine was in seriously short supply. Back in Croatia, wine was the centre of the table that brought families and friends together - part of everyday life. So Marino decided to create his own by buying some land... Read more
When Marino Selak first arrived in New Zealand from his native Croatia in 1906, there were a few things missing. Apart from olive oils and the traditional Croatian food, it seemed that wine was in seriously short supply. Back in Croatia, wine was the centre of the table that brought families and friends together - part of everyday life. So Marino decided to create his own by buying some land for a market garden, orchards and vineyard, unwittingly creating a wine that would become a world favourite. 34 years later and the Selaks wine had become so popular in the local Auckland community that Marino asked his relatives in Croatia for help. Perhaps lured by the prospect of growing wine in the fields of New Zealand as opposed to going to war, Marino’s nephew, Mate Selak, sailed to New Zealand on a one way ticket at the tender age of 16. He must have enjoyed his new home because by the time Mate was 23, he had purchased the land from his uncle and had begun experimenting with champagne style wine. The wine brought a taste of Europe to the country and was instantly popular. However, the government confiscated the Selaks’ land to build a new motorway. Read less

Member Reviews for Selaks Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Premium Selection

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Snooth User: katrinnalouise
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4.00 5
08/22/2007

Lots of vegetal characters - asparagus, cut peppers. A bit fruity. A bit tart. Dry, with medium body. Intense flavours of fruit and vegetals. High acidity.


Snooth User: Piccolo356
3789613
0.00 5
02/09/2010

Look carefully at batch numbers on rear label. Though some batches would rate 5 batch L9177 17:40 is not even 1 glass


Snooth User: Kystalin
242326147
2.50 5
03/20/2010

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Selaks Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Premium Selection

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
10/10/2009

Established in 1934, Selaks introduced the classic peppery-gooseberry style of New Zealand Sauvignon to the world. A rich and powerful style featuring intense grapefruit and green peppercorn flavors and aromas, against a backdrop of crisp acidity.



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