Clos Henri, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
"An opulent, baked lemon nose is followed by a full, rounded palate with citrus and white peach, touches of flinty mineral, a little buttery richness in the body." Decanter Magazine
Clos Henri is an estate-grown, rich, complex style of Sauvignon Blanc grown in certified organic sites located in the Wairau Valley of Marlborough.
High-density planting and dry farming ensures vine vigour is controlled and the vines send their roots deep into the soil. The wine is aged for eight months in French oak, with lees stirring, unusual for a Sauvignon, producing a rounded Sauvignon Blanc with body and mouthfeel, with elegance and crispness retained through the gravel soils.
The property is owned by the Bourgeois wine family (of Sancerre fame), who are committed to maintaining the bio-diversity of the farm
"Quite a Sancerre-like sauvignon blanc with power, intensity, structure and a moderately rich texture. More restrained and vinous than many Marlborough examples. A wine of hidden depths with mineral and savoury characters. A good food wine that should develop well with bottle age" Bob Campbell MW
95 POINTS - James Suckling Wine Reviews
93 POINTS - The Wine Enthusiast (Christina Pickard), Jul 2018
18+/20 POINTS - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, Dec 2017
Refined and complex showing some citrus notes evolving into while peach aromas, with underlying chalky minerality. Delicate on the palate, it is textural and rich from the lees ageing with layers of minerals, citrus and profound acidity balancing this dry and elegant wine, followed by a long finish.