Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Shag Rock 2009 Nelson Sauvignon Blanc

Nelson shares the top of the South Island with Marlborough but it's to the west and north. I wrote before that it's the best example I've seen combining the popular tropical fruit characters with underlying asparagus flavours so prevalent 10 years ago. Toss in some pronounced lemon zest and more palate weight than most Marlboroughs and this is a cracker. It combines fruit and texture in a way I can't imagine anyone not enjoying. The age is not an issue as it's still vibrantly fresh and lively with enough acid to hold for some years yet.

Our Price: $10 per bottle by the dozen


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