Blind River Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc (2021)

This classy, single-vineyard wine is mostly tank-fermented, but 10 per cent of the blend is fermented with indigenous yeasts in old French oak casks. The vigorous 2021 vintage (5*) is a bright, light lemon/green, mouthfilling, vibrantly fruity wine, with deep, ripely herbaceous flavours, showing a distinct touch of complexity, good acid spine, and a very harmonious, long, dry (2.7 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish. Best drinking mid-2022+.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2021
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $25 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

When to drink: 2022

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2021; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 25
Vintage: 2020; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 25
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed February 2022

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