The Hunting Lodge, Waikoukou Home Block Waimauku Sauvignon Blanc (2020)

Estate-grown in West Auckland, the classy 2020 vintage (5*) was hand-harvested (from vines principally planted in 2008, but dating back to 1979), and fermented and lees-aged for eight months in French oak barriques (25 per cent new). Bright, light yellow/green, it is mouthfilling, fleshy and sweet-fruited, with youthful, concentrated, tropical fruit flavours, showing impressive complexity, balanced acidity and a dry (2 grams/litre of residual sugar), rich finish. Best drinking mid-2022+.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $33 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

When to drink: 2022

Reviewed November 2021

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