FIVE STARS 95/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
94 POINTS | Bob Campbell MW
94 POINTS | Cameron Douglas MS
91 POINTS | Joe Czerwinski
Classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc from the iconic Wairau Valley sub-region. The palate is flooded with those characteristic tropical fruit flavours and they are balanced beautifully by zesty acidity on the finish. An excellent reserve-level wine from Villa.
Sam Kim writes "Powerfully expressed and immediately appealing, the bouquet shows ripe nectarine, feijoa, kaffir lime and lemon sorbet characters, leading to a concentrated palate that's magnificently flavoursome and mouthfilling. The wine exhibits outstanding fruit purity combined with textural mouthfeel, finishing impressively long and vibrant"
The winery writes "The wine displays powerful aromas of blackcurrant, boxwood and grapefruit. The palate has an enticing array of ripe tropical fruits mixed with dried herbs such as rosemary, finishing with fresh zesty acidity."