JULES TAYLOR OTQ SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016
JULES TAYLOR OTQ SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016
- Product Code: 5345
- Country: New Zealand
- Region: Marlborough
- Sub Region: Wairau Valley
- Style: White
- Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
- Closure: Screw Cap
- Unit: Each
- Volume: 750ml
- Alcohol: 14.0%
- Grape: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"The fruit for this wine was hand-picked from a small vineyard in the Dillons Point sub-region of Marlborough’s Wairau valley. This special block has been tended by people who share Jules’ enthusiasm and understanding of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc ensuring the resulting grapes were the pinnacle of the vintage’s expression. Selected bunches of fruit were hand harvested and whole cluster pressed into old oak barrels for wild fermentation and maturation. The resultant wine is a special, very limited showcase of the versatility of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
This wine has an intriguing aroma of pineapple, jasmine and elder-flower, perfectly overlayed with nut and marmalade notes. Revealing the softer side of its Sauvignon Blanc heritage on the palate, this wine offers a delicious combination of refreshing pineapple and guava beautifully laced with notes of brazil nut and honey."
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2016 Vintage)
"Made 'On The Quiet', the 2016 vintage is a classy, distinctive, single-vineyard wine, grown at Dillons Point, in the lower Wairau Valley. Hand-picked and fermented with indigenous yeasts in old French oak barrels, it was matured on its yeast lees in wood for nine months. Light lemon/green, it is ripely scented, weighty and fleshy, with concentrated tropical fruit flavours, gently seasoned with nutty oak, excellent complexity and harmony, and a well-rounded, dry (1 gram/litre residual sugar), very long finish. Best drinking mid-2018+."
5 Stars & 95/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (2016 Vintage)
"An oak-fermented sauvignon blanc with very little oak character, but plenty of nutty yeast lees influence adding complexity to concentrated and ripe tree fruit and red capsicum flavours. An impressive wine both in terms of complexity and texture."
5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, June 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"A magnificent rendition of the variety; the beautifully expressed bouquet shows nectarine, green rockmelon, lemon peel and subtle almond and brioche nuances. The palate is concentrated and impressively weighted, and offers rich texture as well as vibrancy and lively acidity, finishing superbly long and delicious. The wine is pure and exquisite with seductive savoury complexity. At its best: now to 2021."
5 Stars & 18.5+/20 Raymond Chan, June 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"Brilliant straw-yellow colour with lemon-green hues, a little lighter on the rim. This has an elegant and refined, tightly bound nose with fresh fruit aromas of passionfruit, gooseberries and aromatic fresh herbs, unfolding a subtle layering of green stonefuits, nutty suggestions and a hint of smoke. This has lovely purity and clarity of expression. Medium-full bodied, the palate is elegantly proportioned and tightly concentrated with restrained flavours of passionfruit, gooseberries and green stonefruits, and subtle notes of nuts. The mouthfeel is refreshing with crisp, lacy acidity, and the wine flows with good energy and drive along a very fine, phenolic-textured line, leading to a thirst-quenching, brisk, lingering finish. This is a refined, tightly bound, oak-influenced Sauvignon Blanc with freshness and fine-textured linearity and nutty detail. Match with seafood, salads and vegetables, and herb-marinated white meat dishes over the next 3+ years. Hand-picked fruit from the ‘Plunkett’ vineyard in the Dillons Point district, WBP and indigenous yeast barrel-fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine undergoing batonnage and full MLF."
90/100 Cameron Douglas MS (2016 Vintage)
"Elegant bouquet with aromas and flavours of honeysuckle and white florals then traditional SB fruits of peach and grapefruit, apple and tropical fruits combinations; a mix of fresh and spiced herb flavours accentuated with vibrant acidity, generous fleshy mid-palate and lengthy dry finish. Drink now and through 2022."