Wine Review: 2016 Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Basic Information

Name – 2016 Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Region – New Zealand

Sub Region – Marlborough

Varietal – Sauvignon Blanc

Price – $9.99 – $10.29

Acidity – High

Alcohol Content – 13%


Bottle – Greenish yellow and translucent. White label with mountains and estate running horizontal through the top.

Wine – Wine is a borderline straw/light yellow.  Slight green rim variation.


Tropical Fruits like Papaya, Pineapple, Citrus, Slight Green Apple


Clean and crisp on the palate. Medium bodied.


Tropical fruits hit the palate first followed by a distinct grapefruit note. A slight candied apple flavor as hits the palate as well.


The finish is medium in length and very floral and reminiscent of a white flower.


I thought the Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc was a pretty good sauvignon blanc. Went great with the sushi we were eating. I will say when paired with ginger it really mellowed out the flavor profile of the wine to make this a really smooth drink.

Suggested Pairings

Food – BBQ prawns, white fish, Mediterranean style cuisine

Cigar – Macanudo Inspirado Black


International Wine Challenge 2017 – Silver

New Zealand International Wine show 2017 – Gold

Wine Spectator – 90pts.

Winemakers Notes

This wine has sweet ripe fruit characters with a delightful mix of citrus, floral, pear and tropical fruit and a crisp nettle highlight. This powerful wine is almost pungent in its intensity with full fruit flavors across the spectrum, from ripe tropical fruit to lush pink grapefruit.

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