Posts Tagged Brancott Estate

2013 Brancott Estate ‘Flight Song’ Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

With wine, what you smell is what you taste, for the most part. This bottling, however, has a nose that promises a lot, but doesn’t deliver completely on the palate. Light straw in hue, with a glint of emerald, its aroma spectrum includes bell... Read more

2013 Brancott Estate ‘Flight Song’ Pinot Grigio, Marlborough, New Zealand

Surprisingly flavorful for a reduced-alcohol wine, this off-dry Pinot Grigio is light straw in color. There’s good acid in the mouth, creating a juicy and refreshing environment for the ripe apple and banana essence, hint of lime and sense of... Read more

They Were First: Brancott Estate

By Glen Frederiksen For the past two decades, the Marlborough region of New Zealand has enjoyed a wide-spread and well-deserved reputation as a world-class producer of tasty, fruit-laden Sauvignon Blanc. It wasn’t always so. In fact, the... Read more

2012 Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

Light straw color with glints of emerald. Unmistakably Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand, aromas of this white fairly burst from the glass, delivering gobs of white grapefruit, gooseberry, passionfruit, and sassy chili pepper. A sweet-tart juiciness... Read more

2011 Brancott Estate Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand

Translucent coral color with lightening at the rim. Moderate aromas of prickly red plum and cherry fruit, with green tea, earth, and cedar notes. It is initially light upon entry to the palate, then an earthy tannic grip shows up from mid-palate on.... Read more

2002 Brancott Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

A wine that is sure to be controversial. Light straw color with a green tinge. A perfumed nose — is it musk? Soap? — along with jalapeno pepper, gooseberry, grapefruit, stone fruit and figs. There's a nice crispness to the acidity, while the... Read more