A combination of the warm ripening season and barrel fermentation has resulted in lime and quince notes, intermingled with dried hay. These same citrus notes introduce the wine before moving into a linear flowing mid-palate. There is a nice touch of pithy lemon rind on the finish. This wine is ideal for sensible summer evening drinking. Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Sauvignon Blanc will improve for 3-5 years given optimal vintage and cellaring conditions.