Hillersden Reserve Fume Blanc 2017 - New Canaan Wine
Hillersden Reserve Fume Blanc 2017
SKU: 11020

Hillersden Reserve Fume Blanc 2017

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750ml
$16.99

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Category White Wine
Varietal
Region New Zealand, Marlborough
Brand Hillersden
Alcohol/vol 12.5%
Our Hillersden Fumé Blanc exhibits alluring notes of ripe nectarine, lemon zest and citrus blossom, all underlined by complex toasted cashew aromas from the barrel fermentation. The palate is vibrant in its' youth, with juicy natural acidity, flavours of lemongrass and ruby grapefruit and just a hint of caramel on the finish. These flavours will mellow over time and provide a wonderfully complex drinking experience for years to come.
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This is a fairly worked but solid example of an oak-aged Sauvignon. Partially wild fermented in a combo of oak barrels, it leads with subtle notes of green beans and flower stalks, followed by papaya, grapefruit and pineapple rind fruit and honeysuckle. The palate is the focus, though, and while acidity soars above the rest, it's soon grounded by a creamy yet powdery texture and a lift of tangy fruit that flows into a long finish.

Christina Pickard, May 1, 2020