Cape Crest ’14 is a blend of 87% sauvignon blanc, 10% semillon, and 3% sauvignon gris. Closed with leading technology ‘DIAM’ corks. A technical cork, these eliminate any possibility of cork taint and, when Cape Crest is well cellared, they provide consistent evolution for every bottle. Cape Crest ’14 will continue to develop in bottle for five years from harvest.
- NZ - Hawke's Bay
- New Zealand
El smootho. Lime, banana split topped with almond, floral and herbal top notes, touch of toasty spiced oak. Glides through the mouth with a creamy gloss, but has a passionfruit and grapefruit tang, light chalkiness and a pretty finish – crunch of grapefruit and toast – long too. Beautifully turned out. Rating 94 - Drink by 2020, Gary Walsh, winefront.com.au (MAR/2016).
The 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Cape Crest offers a very expressive, tropical nose with notes of guava, pineapple and green mango over cedar and dried herbs. Ripe, lush and with tons of tropical flavor on the medium-bodied palate, this is an opulent style of Sauvignon with a finish that goes on and on. Rating 90+ - Drink by 2018, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (DEC/2015).
Winery Tasting Notes
A tropical dream of passionfruit, guava and lime. Enticing layers of toasted almonds and freshly baked brioche.
With beautifully-integrated oak, the generous palate is lifted by hints of honeysuckle, nectarine and grapefruit. Refreshing, fruity, complex and elegant – this is signature Cape Crest – the best ever made. Stunning.