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Two recent reviews of our 2019 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Candice Chow of Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

Brilliant, straw-yellow with some depth and a slight green hue, lighter edged. The nose is soft, nuances of a freshly bitten Granny Smith apple melded with savoury elements, and Greek yoghurt creaminess, quite complex and savoury aromas focused. Medium-bodied, the palate is elegantly presented with soft aromas of pineapple, kiwi fruit, followed by prickly spices, salinity, and minerals. The flavours are well proportioned with restrained intensity, show poise and elegance. Mouth-watering minerals and salinity underlined lacy acidity, linger with spices to a sustained, moreish finish. This is a well-crafted Sauvignon Blanc with focused savoury aromas, subtleties of tropical fruit and complexing spices and minerals, on a balanced, round, fine-textured palate. Match with pork loins and crab cakes over the next 3-4 years. 39% wild fermented, 20% fermented in older French oak to 13.4% alc, <1 g/l RS. Aged 9 months on lees, no protein-fining. Further aged in bottle for 6 months. 19-/20 Pts Oct 2020 RRP $24.

5 stars – read Candice’s tasting

Cameron Douglas MS

Complex yet calm, fruity and precise, elegant and detailed. Aromas of flowers and fruit spice, apples and grapefruit, peach and a leesy autolysis with quietly spoken wood spices. On the palate – complex, dry, fruity, detailed, and delicious. The texture drives the palate feel with super fine fruit tannins and moments of wood tannin, plenty of acidity and fruit flavours that reflect the nose. Nicely concentrated, crisp, refreshing, and dry. A lovely wine to be enjoyed today and through 2024+.

95 points (Outstanding) – read Cameron’s review