The 2021 vintage (5*) was grown in the Awatere and Wairau valleys and partly (10 per cent) fermented in old French oak barrels. Bright, light lemon/green, it is mouthfilling and sweet-fruited, with generous, tropical fruit flavours to the fore, a subtle seasoning of oak adding complexity, and a dry (1.6 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish. Drink now onwards.
Type: White Wines
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $25 NZD
Value for Money: V+
This wine is a Potential Classic.
Vintage: 2021; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 25
Vintage: 2020; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 26
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 23
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.
Reviewed March 2022