144 Islands Bay of Islands Melika's Field (2020)

Very fresh and lively, the 2020 vintage (4.5*) is a distinctive blend of co-fermented Sauvignon Blanc (53 per cent), Semillon (27 per cent), Albariño (15 per cent), and Petit Manseng (5 per cent). Grown near Kerikeri, and fermented and matured for six months in oak and acacia puncheons, it is a highly aromatic, medium to full-bodied wine, with very good intensity of ripe, peachy, slightly spicy flavours, crisp, dry and lingering. Best drinking mid-2022+.

Details

Type: Other
Variety: Branded and Other White Wines
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $32 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2022

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

When to drink: 2022

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