Sauvignon Blanc grapes for this wine are from the Spring Creek Vineyard, located between Blenheim and Cloudy Bay. The fruit was picked at optimum ripeness in order to retain the full
spectrum of classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc flavours - from lifted herbaceous notes through to the riper tropical flavours.
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
"The 2007 has intense green bean character, zesty, ripe tropical flavours, a riot of lychee and gooseberry with gentle acidity to finish." Quaff 2009, Peter Forrestal (Australia), 2009
88 Points & 3 1/2 Stars. "Some oyster shell minerals on the nose, green apples and zesty tropical notes. The palate’s crisp, more apples...nicely balanced…" Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2009, Nick Stock (Australia), 2008
93 Points & Recommended. "Spotlessly clean; has that extra intensity of flavour expected from Marlborough, ranging through gooseberry, passionfruit and redcurrant; good balance and length." James Halliday Wine Companion 2009, James Halliday (Australia), July 08
"New to the crowded say blanc market, but one that is sure to stay. There is plenty of the grapes typical powerful fruitiness with just a hint of grassiness to tone the wine down. Serve with crab and chilli gnocchi."don hay, Maryann Egan (Australia), 31 Aug 08
"Heres another reason why sauv blanc is so the new black, or white. Heskeths variety is the sort of drink that melts in your mouth. Though its better sipped then swished. A delicate fruity smell with a hint of honey follows with a powerful, clean and delightful taste. Best shared by two, preferably on a picnic rug in spring." MX (Australia), 29 Aug 08
Winery Tasting Notes
Pale straw with hints of green and gold.
Classic, lifted Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with capsicum, cut grass, passionfruit and gooseberry. Complex and balanced Sauvignon Blanc with tropical notes and a level of herbaceousness that adds interest without dominating.
Some hints of green apple. Textured mouth feel, with long lasting flavours and crisp, fresh acidity on the finish.