Barker's Marque 2021 Sauvignon Blanc "Arona" Marlborough, New Zealand
Spiced apple, kiwifruit, pineapple and stone fruits lead the charge here, which Is an amazingly Intense charge and is backed up by an equally intense minerality and smokiness. Wow!! Simply Wow!!
Super intense and pithy attack which is rich, textured (as in the previous two years, dare I say phenolic), beautifully supple and dense. The "gin and tonic" character of the 2019 wine is replaced with a deep, rich yet subtle tropical fruit core tensioned by the most amazingly bright mouthwatering acidity. This acidity carries the wine to a long, textured finish that Is both bright and dense at the same time.