2020 Fromm Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough (Previously $20)

SKU #1518622 92 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Intense, tart lemon and lime with a green-peach and grapefruit edge, too. The palate is sleek and piercingly flavorful with lemons and limes. Acidity kicks in nicely through the finish. Inner quote mark (12/2020)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Fromm has never particularly focused on Sauvignon Blanc, but the 2020 Organic Sauvignon Blanc (which won't be labeled as such in the United States, as it does contain added sulfites) is an excellent effort. Melon and fig notes lead the way on the nose, the medium-bodied palate shows ample weight and enrichment from five months on the lees, and the finish is long and silky. A departure from the popular Marlborough tropical fruit-and-green herb style, this has more of a sedate, Old World vibe. Inner quote mark (4/2021)

K&L Notes

13.5 Abv

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By: Andrew Tobin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/13/2021 | Send Email
Fromm is one of those "old reliable" labels here—always delicious, always accessible, and this vintage is no exception! Bright, fresh, and fruity with notes of papaya, pineapple, jasmine, and fresh greens. The palate is zippy and fresh with a bit of a saltier finish. If you like your New Zealand Sauv Blancs, then this should be on your radar!

By: Neal Fischer | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/13/2021 | Send Email
This is an exuberant Marlborough Sauv Blanc that matches big fruit with the bracing acidity one expects from this region. On the nose, I pick up tall field grass and wild flowers, then tropical vibes of pineapple and kumquat. The palate maintains these notes with gooseberry and a touch of honey on an absolutely bone-dry finish. Lovers of Kiwi Sauv Blanc should flock to this inimitable expression.

By: Thomas Smith | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/13/2021 | Send Email
Fromm is well known throughout New Zealand for being the best producer of Pinot Noir in Marlborough. And while their 2018 Marlborough Pinot Noir and their “Cuvée H” Pinot Noir are both phenomenal wines, one of the best-kept secrets at Fromm is their stunning and incredibly well-made Sauvignon Blanc. Produced in tiny amounts, the only other place you’ll find it outside of Marlborough is at K&L. And despite the ocean of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc available on the store shelves these days, in terms of quality, Fromm takes it a step above the rest. Working from the best vineyards in the Southern Valleys sub-region of Marlborough, Fromm has produced an exceptional and unique Sauvignon Blanc that is easily one of the best in the store. Right off the bat, you’ll notice there isn’t an ounce of Marlborough's characteristic cut grass or bell pepper flavor to be found. Instead, it’s all about tart lemon and lime zest flavors complemented with an aggressive acid line that cuts right down the center of the palate. More akin to cool-vintage Sancerre than Marlborough, this is one of New Zealand’s most unique and delicious Sauvignon Blancs and is sure to impress.

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