Clos Henri Sauvignon Blanc 2015 (750ml)

Clos Henri Sauvignon Blanc 2018 (750ml)

New Zealand
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Unirrigated vines planted in Greywacke river stones. It's 10% barrel-fermented. Quite a rich, textural, and concentrated sauvignon blanc with gooseberry, capsicum, oyster-shell and a suggestion of passionfruit supported by lively acidity. Bob Campbell MW

Partly (10%) barrel-matured, with the rest seeing extended lees contact, don't be alarmed that the 2018 Sauvignon Blanc is the current release from this offshoot of Loire-based Henri Bourgeois. Somehow, it captures some of that asparagus-like character often found in Sancerre and combines it with enough New World citrus fruit to be pretty darn tasty. Medium to full-bodied, it shows more vegetal notes than I generally prefer, yet it balances those with generosity and concentration on the palate, and attractive grapefruit flavors emerge on the lingering finish. Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Region: Marlborough, New Zealand

Grape Varietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Critic Rating: Bob Campbell 95 Points, Robert Parker Wine Advocate 90 Points

Suggested Drink Window: 2020 - 2023