Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc (2021)

Marlborough's largest family-owned wine producer has an extensive array of Sauvignon Blancs. This is not the region's most complex Savvy, but in terms of sheer pungency, it's a star, having won countless gold medals and trophies since the first, 2001 vintage. Grown in the cooler, coastal end of the Wairau Valley and handled entirely in stainless steel tanks, it is typically super-charged, in an exuberantly fruity, very pure and zesty style. The 2021 vintage (5*) was grown at two sites at Dillons Point. Light lemon/green, it is mouthfilling and youthful, with strong, yet delicate, tropical fruit flavours, a herbal undercurrent, and a harmonious, dry (1 grams/litre of residual sugar), highly sustained finish. Best drinking mid-2022+.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2021
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $35 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

This wine is a Super Classic.

When to drink: 2022

Reviewed June 2022

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