Forefathers Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Forefathers Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Category: White Wine
Varietal:Sauvignon Blanc
Region: New Zealand » Marlborough
Producer: Forefathers
Alcohol: 13.9%



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Forefathers wines have structure, intensity and complexity. Only ripe grapes with excellent maturity and well-developed flavors are selected. Ripeness means intensity of flavors and weight in the mouth. The fruit was harvested at night to avoid the heat of the day and immediately pressed off to separate juice and skins. This makes the wine delicate and fruit-driven. The wine was tank fermented and left on lees to accentuate creaminess. The 2009 vintage shows grapefruit and peach aromas and flavors. The wine is fully textural with good fruit and body in the mid-palate. The finish, being a little more structural, gives excellent length and delivery.

Wine Enthusiast

This starts off herbal and green, with hints of nettles, but those elements settle down, ending up as a welcome, complex accent to the ripe nectarine fruit. Drink up over the next few months.

Score: 90. —Joe Czerwinski, December 15, 2010.

Wine Spectator

Focused peach, apricot and citrus flavors have a crisp, citrusy core, followed by melon, apple and fresh herb details on the finish. Drink now. 1,750 cases made.

Score: 87. —MaryAnn Worobiec, October 31, 2010.

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