Whitehaven Samantha Cuvée Marlborough Méthode Traditionnelle (2018)

The fragrant 2018 vintage (4.5*) is a blend of Chardonnay (70 per cent) and Pinot Noir (30 per cent), disgorged after 22 months on its yeast lees. Tight-knit, it is very lively, with yeasty, distinctly citrusy flavours, showing very good complexity, and a crisp, dry (4.5 grams/litre of residual sugar), lingering finish. A highly promising debut. (Note: future releases will be non-vintage.)


Type: Sparkling Wines
Variety: Sparkling Wines
Vintage: 2018
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $45 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.

Reviewed June 2022

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