EMPIRICAL SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016

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Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"A light straw colour, this rich and elegant Sauvignon Blanc showcases exuberant aromas of white currant, flinty characters, gental oak and hints of green fruit. The flavours are rich and textural with a creamy edge. The bright fruit and oak mingles perfectly to create a well-rounded mouth-feel with a crisp and refreshing finish the lingers beautifully on the palate. Barrel fermented in aged French oak for 8 months."
Bob Campbell, The Real Review, March 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"The 2016 Empirical Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough was the most impressive of the trio. It’s a complex and concentrated barrel-fermented wine, with a great texture and impressive acidity. Stuckey has nailed it."
Sue Courtney, wineoftheweek.com, March 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Glossy citrine in the glass with a bouquet that is surprisingly quite toasty and full of butterscotch and creamy malo notes with the toastiness quite noticeable in the palate. A beautiful and subtle ‘alternative’ wild yeast barrel fermented style with warm spices, grilled peach, a fresh lemon verbena-like lift and underlying flint. From a trial that used all sorts of winemaking processes, this is from a single barrel selected from the six that survived the November 2016 Kaikoura earthquake. Rapaura fruit."
90/100 Cameron Douglas MS, March 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Alluring and full bouquet with aromas of lees and oak then apple and citrus, a touch of quince then peach and vanilla. Fuller bodied on the palate with flavours of barley sugar, peach, quince, vanilla and toasty oak. Medium+ acidity and weight, a layer of spice and yoghurt-like character. decent length and memorable flavours. Drink now and through 2022."


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