The 2019 vintage (5*) of Hunter's new 'icon' Sauvignon Blanc was hand-picked from mature (25-year-old), low-cropped vines and partly (10 per cent) fermented in seasoned French oak puncheons. Medium to full-bodied, it is intense, crisp and dry, with punchy, ripe passionfruit/lime flavours, vague toasty notes, firm acid spine, and a long finish. Full of youthful vigour, it's well worth cellaring to mid-2021+.
Type: White Wines
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $30 NZD
Value for Money: AV
The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.
Vintage: 2020; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 28
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.
Reviewed March 2022