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2017 Clos Henri Sauvignon BlancSauvignon Blanc from New Zealand

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The nose is refined and complex showing some citrus notes evolving into white peach aromas, with underlying chalky minerality. Delicate on the palate, the wine is textural and ...

  • 90 Wine Enthusiast
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In line with this biodynamic winery's attempts to reflect site and vintage as truly as possible, the 2017 Sauvignon is clearly from a cool year. Medium-gold in hue, the restrained nose is a quiet medley of citrus, tomato leaf, flint, salted nuts and toast, thanks to barrel maturation for a portion of the fruit. The palate is highly textural. There's very little fruit here (for a brighter, more approachable SB this vintage, try this producer's Petit Clos wine), and the finish feels like biting into a grape seed. But balance and complexity promises more interest in the coming years. Drink 2020–2025.

Product Description:

The nose is refined and complex showing some citrus notes evolving into white peach aromas, with underlying chalky minerality. Delicate on the palate, the wine is textural and rich from the lees aging with layers of minerals, citrus and profound acidity balancing this dry and elegant wine, followed by a long finish.

Product Detail

Item # 113090
Country New Zealand
Region South Island
Sub-Region Marlborough
Ratings

90 - Wine Enthusiast

Vintage 2017
Color White
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Sauvignon Blanc
Size 750mL
Closure Screwtop
Features
Taste grass, gooseberry, grapefruit, lime, melon, citrus, mineral and flint
Nose apple, pear, kiwi, citrus, stone, grapefruit and melon