I find it very interesting what a little skin contact can do to a wine. While this wine still has the savory characteristics one expects from New Zealand Sauv Blanc, it has more fruit to it.
First thing to stand out in this wine is the mouthfeel. This rich, full bodied wine coats itself around your mouth and stays for a while. Mild notes of jalapeno and green pepper create a savory characteristic that helps keep the wine lean. Subtle notes of white peach gives it a little fruitiness, but that light fruit is taken over by crisp minerality on the finish. That mouthfeel is really unique in such a lean wine like this, making it really stand out from other New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs.