FIVE STARS 95/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
94 POINTS | Bob Campbell MW
FIVE STARS | Michael Cooper
Prestige barrel fermented Sauvignon Blanc from acclaimed winery Te Mata. The addition of 9% Semillon and 6% Sauvignon Gris adds complexity to this dry and concentrated wine. The 2019 vintage of the wine was the first non-Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc to make the Fine Wines of New Zealand list and the 2020 is another absolute knockout. Secure your share now.
Bob Campbell MW writes "94 pts. A blend of sauvignon blanc 85%, semillon 9% and sauvignon gris 6%. Fermented and matured in oak for 11 months. Richly textured, bone-dry wine with oak and nutty yeast lees quite prominent, although the slightly grassy varietal character is clearly evident. A classy wine."
Sam Kim writes "Fabulously composed and expressed with Granny Smith apple, lemon/lime peel, white floral and oatmeal characters, it’s juicy and wonderfully flavoursome in the mouth delivering excellent fruit purity and intensity with a subtle savoury/saline nuance. Brilliantly structured and super long on the finish."
The winery writes "The 2020 is a remarkable Cape Crest; palest lemon and brilliant in the glass. Luscious citrus and succulent stone fruit slide effortlessly towards a precise and lingering finish of gooseberry, lime and sea salt. Among all the ripe and pure fruit on the palate floats crunchy acidity and complexing grace-notes of dill, coriander, beeswax and woodsmoke. Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc ’20 is a signature example, with drive, moreish appeal and elegance to spare."
Michael Cooper writes "Impressive for its ripely herbal, complex, sustained flavours, this invitingly scented wine is fullbodied and very savoury, with rich peach and passionfruit flavours, enriched by biscuity oak, a suggestion of herbs, lively acidity and a dry, lasting finish."