Church Road Sauvignon Blanc Hawke’s Bay 2012 – quick note

Neither here nor there, this lacks both the punch of a good Sauvignon Blanc and the complexity and interest of a wine with the oak. Back label says a small proportion was fermented in a 7500 litre oak cuve. I suspect it would have better without this. There’s a bit too much sweetness on the mid-palate as well, although there is enough acid to bring things back into balance on the finish.A shame there’s so little to balance.

Not bad, but nothing special either. 14/20


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