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Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012

The Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc 2012 is intensely aromatic and complex on the nose displaying multi-layered characters of fresh basil, mint and coriander with subtle notes of mandarin peel. A mouth-watering yet smoothly integrated palate reveals notes of passion fruit, papaya and a strong textural component.

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Nautilus Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011

91 Points -"Another terrific edition of this wine. It works gentle complexity into the mix of lime and grapefruit aromas; some gentle, savoury notes too. The palate has chalky texture and smooth melon and lime fruit flavours on offer, good depth and balance. Nice wine." Nick Stock, Good Wine Guide 2013, November 2012

4½ stars -"This is typically a richly fragrant wine with mouthfilling body and a surge of ripe passionfruit and lime-like flavours, enlivened by fresh acidity. Oak plays no part in the recipe, but it is briefly matured on its yeast lees. The 2011 vintage is a mouthfilling, immaculate wine, very vibrant and punchy, with dry melon, passionfruit and lime flavours, showing excellent delicacy, poise and length." Michael Cooper Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines 2013, 13 November 2012

This was the most youthful, brightest and most lively of the Library Wines tasted at the Wine Weekend.  It showed how in high quality and lower yield years, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc can age with grace and without any coarseness, while developing subtle earth, herb and toast complexities.  The freshness from the acidity was a feature and major component in its positive bottle-aging.  It should still keep well for another 3- years”  Raymond Chan, NZ Winewriter

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