94 POINTS | Cameron Douglas MS
4.5 STARS | Michael Cooper
Long considered one of New Zealand's finest wine producers, Astrolabe has developed a reputation most of the other premium Sauvignon players would give their right arm for. As expected, the 2019 vintage is yet another beauty. This wine is simply as good as Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc gets. Ethereal. Balanced. Simply divine. Vegetarian and Vegan friendly.
Michael Cooper writes "The 2019 vintage is a regional blend, grown principally in the Awatere Valley (65 per cent). Weighty, it has fresh, ripely herbaceous flavours, showing excellent delicacy and depth, and a long, crisp, dry (1.3 grams/litre residual sugar) finish."
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Plush, fleshy, fruity and varietal with aromas of tropical fruits and fresh herbs, an abundance of wet stone mineral scents and white blossom. On the palate – equally fleshy and fruity, crisp, refreshing and just dry on the finish. Flavours of lemon and passionfruit, apple and fresh herb. High acidity – almost sweet to the taste, plenty of mineral and floral layers. Just dry on the finish. A lovely example, balanced and well made. Best drinking from today and through 2023."
|Dietary Requirements:||Vegan, Vegetarian|
Hands down one of the best Sauvignon Blancs I've ever had!
Wish I could give it more stars