andrea hargrave, CATEGORY controller for alcohol and tobacco at booker
The pack oozes quiet confidence with an understated and classic presentation, which emphasises the fresh, crisp character of the wine.
Very pale lemon in hue with a tinge of lime, the wine is bright and crystal clear. The nose is classic New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with pronounced herbaceous and grassy aromas, and the weight of fruit carries through onto the palate.
Herbaceous qualities are paramount, but lemon and lime are also evident. Acidity is crisp and supporting, without being aggressive. At 13.5%, the alcohol is a little too dominant.
Overall, the product is elegant and well made, and represents good value for money. The market for New Zealand wine is small but growing and as Sauvignon Blanc continues to increase in popularity, this wine should do well.
Score 16/25