93/100 | Cameron Douglas MS
Palliser Estate will feature in any discussion of New Zealand's finest wine producers - and their wonderful drink now Pencarrow range has an enviable track record for finesse, elegance and all round over delivery. Ever popular, for good reason, Pencarrow Sauvignon remains a totally consistent Martinborough benchmark and the 2022 is an absolute cracker - loaded with plush layers of tropical fruits and tangy citrus characters.
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Ripe, fruity, lightly herbaceous, fresh with aromas of tropical fruits and citrus, some white peach and apple. Plenty of crispness and salivating acidity as the wine touches the palate. Flavours of lemon and apple, peach and pineapple contrast fresh herbs and white spice. A lovely refreshing style, balanced and well made with length and varietal complexity."
The winery writes "Musky and intense on the nose with notes of orange blossom, passionfruit pulp, black currant, Rose apple and white peach. Ripe and juicy in the mouth, this captures the Martinborough style of sauvignon perfectly. Bursting
with passionfruit and juicy calamansi lime, this is plump, succulent and refreshing all at once. Complex and charming, the acid is juicy and palate cleansing without dominating the wine."
Very easy drinking and excellent value for money.
I gave up on the sauvies a few years ago and moved to the Pinot Gris. This sauvie is the nicest I have had in a long time. Shall buy again.