GOLD MEDAL | New World Wine Awards
Palliser Estate will feature in any discussion of New Zealand's finest wine producers - and their wonderful drink now Pencarrow range has an enviable track record for finesse, elegance and all round over delivery. Ever popular, for good reason, Pencarrow Sauvignon remains a totally consistent Martinborough benchmark and the 2017 is an absolute cracker.
The winery writes "Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the flavours of passionfruit, capsicums and herbs show with a stylishly restrained richness and lusciousness, forming a soft core with a fine phenolic texture and line. Balanced, soft, lacy acidity lends energy and the wine flow easily to a delicately lush, light, lingering finish. This is a soft, rounded, passionfruity Sauvignon Blanc with a subtle lusciousness."
I gave up on the sauvies a few years ago and moved to the Pinot Gris. This sauvie is the nicest I have had in a long time. Shall buy again.