The first non-Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc to make the Fine Wines of New Zealand List
93 POINTS | James Suckling
92 POINTS | Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
94 POINTS | Cameron Douglas MS
95 POINTS | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Prestige barrel fermented Sauvignon Blanc from acclaimed winery Te Mata. The addition of 11% Semillon and 3% Sauvignon Gris adds complexity to this dry and concentrated wine. An absolute knockout in 2019. Secure your share now.
James Suckling writes "A complex and composed, barrel-fermented style that has wide-ranging aromas, from dried flowers through citrus and tropical fruit to fresh almond. The palate has very elegant, long and intense style with grilled-lemon and passion-fruit flavors. Impressively long and layered palate. Drink now."
Gary Walsh writes "92 pts. As wild and unfettered as ever. Pineapple, lime, aniseed, capsicum, cinnamon spice and smoky flinty happy-kid-cap-gun stuff floating about. Light to medium bodied, glossy and slick, but flinty and smoky, with juicy tropical fruit and crisp snow pea snappiness. It’s precise, energetic, and finishes very long. Delivers the goods, and has it large at the same time."
Cameron Douglas MS writes "94 pts. A captivating bouquet with its distinctive barrel ferment attack, fruits aromas of grapefruit, apples, pears and peach. Lees adds a complexity and harmony as well as complexity. Crisp, refreshing and dry. There’s a mix of dried herb and spice as well as fresh herb. Lovely textures with a fine lees and fruit tannin layers. Delicious, fresh and lengthy."