MAN O' WAR GRAVESTONE SAUVIGNON BLANC / SÉMILLON 2016

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MAN O' WAR GRAVESTONE SAUVIGNON BLANC / SÉMILLON 2016 is available to buy in increments of 1
65% Sauvignon Blanc & 35% Sémillon
Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"Taking it’s name from the fluted basalt boulders that solemnly surround our volcanic hilltop vineyards, Gravestone is bequeathed upon the finest blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon we are blessed with each vintage.

The wine exhibits aromatics of guava, gooseberry and nettles with undertones of lychee and chalk dust some flinty sulphide notes. The palate is fresh with vibrant acidity balanced by weight and texture from the barrel fermentation and a long persistent finish. Fermentation in oak barrels and puncheons by wild yeast gives a more rounded, silky texture to the wine which is not a common New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc characteristic."
5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Complex and engaging, the bouquet shows grapefruit, nectarine and lime zest characters together with nuances of oatmeal, almond and mushroom. The palate is concentrated and impressively weighted, delivering excellent fruit purity backed by savoury undertones, finishing superbly long and mouth-watering. A blend of 65% sauvignon blanc and 35% semillon. At its best: now to 2021."
4 Stars & 18.0/20 Raymond Chan, May 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Brilliant, even, lemon-hued straw-yellow colour with slight green-gold tints, pale edged. The nose is elegantly proportioned with finely packed aromas of nectarines and greengages with green stonefruits, along with soft notes of fresh and dark herbs, subtle nutty elements and lifted white florals. Mineral nuances emerge and intensify with aeration. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has a rounded but densely packed heart of fresh and lively green stonefruits along with greengages and nectarines, entwined with nutty oak nuances and floral and mineral detail. This has good presence and depth, and fine underlying lacy acidity, and the wine carries smoothly along a fine line, leading to a detailed finish. This is a moderately concentrated, oak-influenced Sauvignon-based wine with green stonefruit flavours on a smooth palate line. A blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc, given extended skin contact, and 30% Semillon, all the fruit fully barrel-fermented to 12.5% alc., the wine aged 6 months in barrel, with approx. 10% of the wood Acacia, and half of this being new."


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