Blind River Sauvignon Blanc 2008 Wine Review
Blind River Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 91/100
Stunningly delicious Sauvignon Blanc with vibrant notes of fresh grass, lime, chives and green apple. Not too herbal. Refreshing and mercifully free of oak. A zesty aperitif or a companion to a wide range of dishes. Superb effort!
From the Winemaker:
A crisp, cold spring followed by a long, hot summer resulted in an abundance of concentrated fruit with ripe flavours. After careful destemming and pressing, 10% of the juice was transferred to aged French Oak barriques for a wild fermentation with indigenous yeast. The remaining juice was fermented in stainless steel at cool temperatures with a selected yeast strain to maintain freshness and fruit character. The wine was held on lees after fermentation for 3 months before blending and bottling. This wine has an intense bouquet of passionfruit and guava with undertones of citrus and melon. A strong mineral character shows through which is very typical of fruit from this vineyard. The palate is rich, with excellent weight – the wild ferment portion adding complexity and viscosity. The cool ferment delivers flavours of citrus and tropical fruit, with a mineral backbone, maintaining the elegance that has come to be expected from Blind River. Named in the '60 Best New Zealand Wines 2009'.
Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: goat's cheese melted over brioche, scallops with minted pea puree, creamy seafood chowder, caesar salad, risotto with mussels, thai prawn stir fry.
This Blind River Sauvignon Blanc 2008 was reviewed on November 7, 2009 by Natalie MacLean
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|Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
A lively fresh zesty Sauvignon Blanc sipping very well for a nine year old wine! Aromas show intense grassy, herbaceous, lemon-lime and minerality notes while the palate shows mouthwatering lemon, pineapple, Thai sweet basil and saline-esque flavours. Enjot this delicious, lip-smacking summer Sauvignon now with grilled shrimp-pineapple skewers. Tasted July 2017 by @sommsosa / bespoketastings.ca
|Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
Beautiful medium bodied , highly aromatic zippy and zesty. Lemongrass, ripe guava, pineapple, and lime zest. Pair with grilled pineapple and shrimp kebabs. Fantastic high acidity, great with food. Tasted 2008 vintage in July 2017. 91 points. BespokeTastings
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