From the company that planted the region's first Sauvignon Blanc vines in 1975, Chosen Rows is promoted as 'the ultimate expression of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc'. The goal is to create 'an age-worthy wine with great palate weight and texture . . . a sophisticated, thought-provoking wine'. The third, 2015 vintage (5*) was released in late 2019. Fermented and matured mostly in large oak cuves (19 per cent of the blend was handled in one-year-old French oak puncheons), it is a powerful, very weighty wine, bright, light yellow/green, with deep, ripe passionfruit/lime flavours, gently seasoned with toasty oak, finely balanced acidity, and a very long finish. Best drinking 2021+.
Type: White Wines
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $80 NZD
Value for Money: –V
Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021
This wine is a Potential Classic.
When to drink: 2021