FIVE STARS 93/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
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 2020 is an absolute cracker - loaded with plush layers of tropical fruits and tangy citrus characters.
The winery writes "Juicy, luscious and bracingly fresh, the wine is dry to taste with the precision and purity of the fruit flavours an absolute highlight and a marker of another excellent vintage. Fruit concentration and subtle dried herbal complexity lead on to a long, mouthwatering finish with immaculately balanced acidity."
Sam Kim writes "Intense and delectably expressed, the wine shows nectarine, kaffir lime, green apple and fresh fig aromas on the nose, followed by a fabulously flavoursome palate delivering terrific fruit power and persistency."
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.