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Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Wine Review

Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 12

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Price: $25.95

Drink: 2013-2015

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Nobilo

Agent: Arterra Wines Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 92/100

Opens with citrus and gooseberry goodness, then follows with clean and crisp with notes of lime, chives, lemongrass and grass on the palate. Gorgeous replays of flavours right through to the refreshing finish. Perfect for shellfish.

Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: guacamole, sushi, pasta with cream-based sauce, pizza, grilled salmon.

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This Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc 2013 was reviewed on August 21, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Welcoming nose of ripe tropical fruits, sweet asian pear, wet stone, fresh herbs and touch of freshly cut grass. Pear, Golden Delicious apple, lime, and flinty minerality on the palate. The refreshing acidity is so crisp and clean. Wow! Pairs wonderfully with asparagus salad with soft poached egg, truffle custard, and shaved fois torchon. Very unique, very delicious. Highly recommended. Tasted August 2015. 91 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Big lemon, lime, and gooseberry aromas with extra straw, grass, and green vegetable goodness. Lots of the vegetal tastes carry through on the palate as well.
Courtney Flood rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Very tropical and aromatic wine. Opens up with tons of lychee, pineapple, and honeydew melon. Bright mouthwatering acidty, lemon, and lemongrass. Beautiful and expressive wine.
Sean O'Regan - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Pale straw, flinty mineral, citrus grapefruit and herbaceous on the nose.
Citrus, juicy acidity, nicely focused beam of mineral and white grapefruit, med-light body, herbaceous, more restrained and savory than the Regional Collection, long finish. 91+ tasted Aug, Nobilo winemaker lunch.
Cherie Cole rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Crisp acidity yet a richness on the palate, allows this wine to pair well with richer dishes and salads made with bitter greens and shaved gruyere. This wine boasts a flinty minerality on the nose, balanced by aromas of white grapefruit, passion fruit and orange blossom.
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This 2014 SB is all about the flinty minerality, which we find on the nose along with passionfruit and pineapple. The palate shows more weight than the the Regional SB, with lots of palate-cleansing citrus lime and a touch of jalapeno. Bright, mouth-watering acidity and a lingering finish. The citrus flavours paired well with the asparagus salad and balanced the richness of the egg and truffle custard.
Shelley Harris rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A lovely white wine with a fruity aroma and smooth and fruity on the palate. This would greatly complement a delicate Moroccan chicken tagine, filled with aromatic spices of cinnamon and cardamom, and dried fruits, apricots and dates, an abundance of fruitiness.
Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Pale yellow in color with citrus and tropical fruit aromas and flavors highlighted by gooseberry flavors on the palate.
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Pale yellow. Bright citrus and gooseberry with a hint of grassiness and some green apple. Apple and lemon come through on the palate with a softer finish than some other NZ Sauv Blancs, but still with nice mouthwatering acidity.
Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

This Sauvignon Blanc wins points for typicity. Pale lemon-green with medium +aromas of citrus, gooseberry, pineapple, floral, cut grass. Fresh acidity on the palate with additional flavours of herbs de Provence, apple and Pear. Not an overly long finish.
A great salad wine. Serve well chilled.
Tasted: August 2014
Tom Vigeant reviewed this wine as follows:

Nose dominated by herbaceous aromas. This carries through on the palate, too grassy for my taste. Zippy acidity and light to medium body.
Superb value in this kiwi Sauvignon Blanc from a producer that has been absent from the market for a while. So good to see this refreshing white wine back on the liquor store shelves. - Community Wine Reviews

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