2013 Kono Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Sauvignon Blanc
Origin: New Zealand
Region: New Zealand
Shy but pure aromas of gooseberry, pepper and fresh herbs. Shows classic sauvignon herbaceousness along with noteworthy density and complicating notes of lime and crushed herbs. Excellent texture and extract here, with firm, lingering flavors of lime, green tropical fruits and salty minerality. This terrific value boasts serious palate presence--and it's widely available as production was 100,000 cases.
86 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
About New Zealand
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