Three Brooms Sauvignon Blanc
|Region||New Zealand, Marlborough|
On the nose, the 2019 Three Brooms has all the usual suspects of currant leaf, kiwi fruit, a dash of passionfruit, and the finesse of minerality that we've come to expect. This year however, there are a couple of additions including some heady dried herb notes and some flintlock smoke. It is so "Three Brooms". In the mouth, the attack is bright and fresh but with amazing intensity. Intensity of what? Fresh, kiwifruit, a twist of passionfruit and a blanket of creamy texture overall. The mid palate takes over where the nose left off - with its subtle power and fascinating complexity, and the finish goes on for minutes after the wine is gone. Rich, balanced, textured and complex. This wine is, at the same time, a massive contradiction of freshness and richness, lightness and density, elegance and power; while being soft, rich, complex and beautifully integrated - and it's only six months old. Rich enough to match with white meats, tuna or swordfish, but equally complimentary to white fish, seafood and complex salads.