Drink Magazine

A Dinosaur from New Zealand

By Brian @WineInMyGlass

Wine LabelLike the other “dinosaur wine,” this wine is from Terra Fossil. This wine, a Sauvignon Blanc, comes from the Marlborough region of New Zealand. Marlborough produces some very good Sauvignon Blanc wines. In keeping with the dinosaur theme, this wine has the skeleton of a Pterodactyl  on the label.

There are some very good Sauvignon Blanc wines produced in the Marlborough region, so I’m very hopeful about this wine.

There’s peaches and some citrus on the nose. I’m also getting a hint of floral.

On the palate, I taste some key lime with some stone fruit, maybe apricot. Again, there’s a hint of floral, with some good acidity leading to a good finish. This is a very well-made wine, and I think it is a very good example of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

We didn’t finish this wine the first evening, and the opened bottle has been in the fridge for a few days. (This is one advantage of screw tops. It’s very easy to close the bottle back up.) Either it has improved or I’m just tasting it better. Now I’m getting papaya on the palate. I’m also getting some tropical fruit on the nose. This is very definitely what I expect from a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

This wine gets my “Very Good” rating.

I received this wine as a review sample from Terra Fossil Wines.

Wine Details
Producer: Terra Fossil
Vintage: 2010
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation: Marlborough, New Zealand
Alcohol: 13.5% ABV
My Rating: Very Good

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog