UMAMU Estate Cane Cut Sauvignon Blanc 2014


Not often we see a wine first released with a decade of age under its belt. The Sauvignon Blanc vines here were planted in 1987 and cane cutting provides the sweeter style. Quite a cool ferment and then a short period on lees. Time in the cellar prior to release has placed its stamp on the wine, a mature sweetie. The colour is a glorious deep burnished/bronze gold and the nose offers us notes of butterscotch, honey, lemon butter and orange rinds. The sweetness builds and builds. Good intensity and a clean finish, this is quite delicious and should continue to provide pleasure for at least the next ten to fifteen years.