Vavasour Papa Sauvignon Blanc (2020)

Delicious now, the 2020 vintage (5*) was hand-picked from 'old rows' in the Home Block, in Marlborough's lower Awatere Valley, and mostly handled in tanks; 22 per cent of the blend was fermented with indigenous yeasts in seasoned French oak barriques. Bright, light yellow/green, it is a weighty, sweet-fruited, concentrated wine with deep, ripe , complex flavours, balanced acidity, and a rounded, dry (2.2 grams/litre of residual sugar), very harmonious finish. A wine with a powerful presence, it's well worth discovering.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $35 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
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.

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2020; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 26
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed February 2022

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