This is New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with a touch of complexity, a touch of maturity if we can call it that way.
The winemaker is steering away from overwhelming fruit to go into cooler ripe fruit and floral characters supported with a fine acidity.
The next stage Sauvignon Blanc.
- NZ - Nelson
- New Zealand
“One of New Zealand’s most reliable names. This 2014 has a beautifully textured and rounded palate of guava, lemongrass and peach brightened by subtle toasty oak, leesy complexity and zingy acidity. Far removed from a stereotypical Kiwi Sauv Blanc, and one that will age well. 18.25 pts/20 (94/100)“
Number 1 in Decanter.com Top Ten 2014 NZ Sauvignon Blancs to try
Winery Tasting Notes
A pastiche of fruits; guava, feijoas, nectarines lifted by Asian notes of lemongrass and kaffir lime against a background of warm crusty bread.
Subtle oak handling fills out the palate creating a wine of elegance, intensity and verve. It may be dry but the palate is plump and flows easily.