Askerne Hawke's Bay Sauvignon Blanc/Sauvignon Gris/Sémillon (2019)

Still youthful, the 2019 vintage (4.5*) is a characterful wine, blended from Sauvignon Blanc (77 per cent), Sémillon (13 per cent) and Sauvignon Gris (10 per cent). Although mostly handled in tanks, 40 per cent was fermented and matured for eight months in oak barrels (21 per cent new). Bright, light lemon/green, it is ripely fragrant, full-bodied and sweet-fruited, with ripe tropical-fruit flavours and finely integrated oak adding complexity. Best drinking mid-2021+.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $23 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

When to drink: 2021

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