The 2022 vintage was selected for the inaugural Appellation Marlborough Wine Annual Collection 2022.
FIVE STARS 94/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
93 POINTS | Cameron Douglas MS
FOUR STARS 91/100 | Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
Superstar Marlborough Sauvignon from a great producer with a gilt-edged reputation for their punchy and expressive releases. This one is all systems go with tropical, zingy fruits bursting through a weighty, lightly textural palate, underpinned with some cool saline / mineral notes.
Coming with a host of great reviews under its belt, this sauv is first class all the way and highly recommended.
Cameron Douglas, MS writes "Pungent and new, varietal with a bouquet of fresh herbs and tropical fruits, apple and lemon with nettles and fruit spice. Taut, fresh, saline and fruity with flavours of citrus and apple-passionfruit, fresh and dried herbs, nettles and peach. High acid line will settle over the next 12 months with best drinking from mid 2023 through 2027."
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit writes "Wonderfully fruited and fresh on the nose showing Granny Smith apple, nettle, lime zest and white floral aromas, it's intensely flavoursome on the palate offering excellent fruit purity and persistency, making it delicious and highly enjoyable."
Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews writes "Bright, even, pale yellow. The nose is softly full, with vibrant aromas of gooseberry, lime, green capsicum and lime blossom. Medium-light bodied, aromas of gooseberry and lime melded with lime peels, blossom, green capsicum and a hint of white spice. The wine is bright and vibrant, supported by thirst-quenching acidity; subtle white spice lingers on the finish, adding interest. This is a classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc shows varietal and a soft palate."