FIVE STARS 93/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit "a gorgeously flavoursome palate delivering excellent focus and drive"
93 POINTS | Cameron Douglas MS "crisp, salivating, refreshing and dry"
The team at Awatere River focus on quality over quantity and with excellent reviews under its belt already, you can be sure that this vibrant 2023 sauvignon simply screams quality. Previous vintages have won gold medals galore and we expect this new vintage to follow suit. A punchy style with plenty of palate weight and crunchy fruit characters supported by fresh acidity. Delicious wine in the premium Marlborough style.
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit writes "Pristine and fabulously aromatic, the instantly appealing bouquet shows green rockmelon, kaffir lime, sweet basil and jasmine aromas, followed by a gorgeously flavoursome palate delivering excellent focus and drive. Classically expressed with loads of tasty flavours."
Cameron Douglas MS writes "There’s no mistaking the variety with the bouquet of this wine - aromas of pungent tropical fruits and lemon, fresh red and green apple flesh and white peach. The core of this wine is also from herbs, from basil to thyme. Crisp, salivating, refreshing and dry, flavours of citrus then tropical fruits and herbs. A back bone of acidity and freshness, a whisper of salinity and a lengthy persistent finish. Well made with best drinking from late 2023 through 2026+."
The winery writes "With distinctive herbaceous aromatics and fresh acidity, the palate shows stonefruit, passionfruit and citrus with a hint of minerality."
Excellent value for money will buy again