PHI Sauvignon 2006

PHI Sauvignon 2006

Sauvignon sounds more sophisticated than Sauvignon Blanc; don’t you agree? And fittingly, this wine has a lot more class and finesse than you would normally find in a Sauvignon Blanc. So throw your mangy cap and don a Panama instead, because we are about to take a stroll down the boulevard.

Gooseberries, unripe Packham pears, lemons and tangerines, nettles and lantana, and faint cut grass character that adds some complexity. The palate shows citrus fruits and ripe gooseberries, soft and faintly spicy, weighty in the mouth but also possessing a lightness of spirit. Great length, and also has a lovely streak of minerality. A simply gnawish wine – another classy effort from Stephen Shelmerdine and Steve Webber. Drink now.

Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : Nov06
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $42
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2006 – 2008
Source : Winery Sample

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