Typically a very good buy. The attractive 2021 vintage (4.5*) was grown (partly in estate vineyards) in the Wairau and Waihopai valleys, and part of the blend was fermented in seasoned oak casks. Pale lemon/green, it is full-bodied, sweet-fruited and lively, with strong, ripe, tropical fruit flavours, a subtle seasoning of oak adding complexity, and a dry, lingering finish. Best drinking mid-2022+.
Type: White Wines
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $22 NZD
Value for Money: V+
When to drink: 2022
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 20 – 22
Vintage: 2018; Winemaker’s Rating: 5/7; When to Drink: 20 – 21
Vintage: 2017; Winemaker’s Rating: 5/7; When to Drink: P – P
Vintage: 2016; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: P – P
Vintage: 2015; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: P – P
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.
Reviewed February 2022