FIVE STARS 93/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
BUY OF THE WEEK 18/07/2019 | Bob Campbell, MW
91 POINTS | Bob Campbell, MW "A moderately intense, smooth-textured wine with appealing purity."
18/20 | Raymond Chan
FRESH NEW PACKAGING FOR THIS MUCH LOVED MARTINBOROUGH RELEASE.
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 2018 is an absolute cracker - loaded with plush layers of tropical fruits and tangy citrus characters.
Sam Kim writes "A delectably expressed sauvignon, the aromatic bouquet shows passionfruit, lime peel, feijoa and kiwifruit characters. The palate delivers excellent fruit intensity and vibrant mouthfeel, backed by fine texture and bright acidity, leading to a lengthy delicious finish."
Bob Campbell writes "Attractively aromatic sauvignon blanc with nectarine, guava and lemongrass flavours. A moderately intense, smooth-textured wine with appealing purity. Fresh acidity is balanced by barely discernible sweetness."
Very easy drinking and excellent value for money.
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.