Selected for the Appellation Marlborough Wine Annual Collection 2023
93/100 'Excellent' | Cameron Douglas MS
4.5 STARS | Michael Cooper
17.5/20 | Joelle Thomson
Long considered one of New Zealand's finest wine producers, Astrolabe has developed a reputation most of the other premium Sauvignon players would give their right arm for. As expected, the 2023 vintage is yet another beauty. The previous vintage picked up plenty of superb reviews and we're sure that this new vintage will follow suit. This wine is simply as good as Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc gets. Ethereal. Balanced. Simply divine.
Vegetarian and Vegan friendly.
Cameron Douglas MS writes "A complete wine, vibrant and fresh, aromas and flavours of apples and tropical fruits, there are fine layers of fresh herbs and minerality interwoven. Juicy and salivating as the wine touches the palate, a mix of apple and citrus flavours then finer moments of tropical fruits. The fresh herbs turn to a more savoury side as the wine opens out in glass. White peach and apple then a mineral water quality completes the palate. Balanced and vibrant with a ready to drink quality."
The winemaker, Simon Waghorn writes "This is a drier style of sauvignon blanc, acidity kept nicely in balance with the alcohol and the very little residual sugar that is there, so it’s all about how all these things come together to make a pleasurable whole. I craft my wines so that nothing stands out as one singular spike, instead revealing a lovely layering of flavours and aromas that people can keep finding as they spend time savouring the glass."
Hands down one of the best Sauvignon Blancs I've ever had!
Wish I could give it more stars