So, after reporting the new release of Cloudy Bay’s Sauvignon Blanc, here’s another Marlborough classic: Brancott Estate.
Until 2010 this was labelled Montana, and as such, it was another wine I grew up with. The 2011 is fabulous – one of the best vintages of this wine that I’ve tried. List price is around £9, but I have seen the 2010 on sale for £5, which makes it a brilliant bargain.
Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Marlborough, New Zealand
Amazingly fresh, combining bright, green grassy notes with lively, precise grapefruit freshness and some generous peach and melon richness. It’s a very pure, fruit-driven style with good concentration of flavour. Brilliant now: I do like drinking these Marlborough Sauvignons young when they are so exotic and aromatic. 90/100