FIVE STARS 93/100 | Steve Bennett MW, NZ Wine Rater
93 POINTS | Cameron Douglas MS
93 POINTS | Bob Campbell MW
4.5 STARS | Michael Cooper
Palliser Estate's reputation as one of New Zealand's most admired wine brands needs no introduction and we are pleased to announce superdeal pricing on one of the Kiwi market's most sought after and respected Sauvignon Blancs.
Lush. Layered. Textural. Zingy. And just so delicious.
Cameron Douglas MS writes "A bold, loud and distinctive bouquet with powerful scents of ripe white fleshed fruits and fresh herbs including angelica and basil, tropical fruits of green melon and passionfruit. Youthful, taut, crisp and equally intense on the palate. The acidity is easily contrasted by the core of fresh, ripe fruit flavours, lightweight yet intense mouthfeel and lengthy delicious finish. Best dirnking from 2023 through 2027."
Steve Bennett MW, NZ Wine Rater writes "A unique, ripe, characterful, bouquet with tropical aromas of plantain, green pineapple, and passionfruit plus more individualistic notes of sweet corn, sandalwood and orange capsicum. A dry, textural, focused palate with crunchy, zesty acidity and a fine finish. Will be better still in 6-12 months' time."
The winery writes "A musky and aromatic nose showing blackcurrant, passionfruit, garam masala, tomato leaf and blossom. Electric and intense with pristine fruit expression, the palate is dry, focused and luscious. A hint of phenolic grip adds mouthfeel and texture, the wine finishing long and layered. A stylish and food-friendly style of Sauvignon in the finest tradition of this iconic label."
Great with food.
I picked out pineapple on nose and palette. Very delicious.