Brightwater Vineyards Lord Rutherford Nelson Sauvignon Blanc (2021)

Grown at Hope, on the Waimea Plains, the 2021 vintage (5*) was estate-grown and principally handled in tanks; 8 per cent of the blend was fermented in seasoned French oak barriques. Bright, light lemon/green, it is mouthfilling, with very good intensity of crisp, vibrant melon, passionfruit and green capsicum flavours, showing a distinct touch of complexity, and a long finish. Best drinking mid-2022+.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2021
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $28 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

When to drink: 2022

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2021; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 24
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: P – P
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed February 2022

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