A complex Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with a distinctive Awatere Valley profile. Classical aromas of apples, melons, peaches and smoky notes are very reductive and constantly evolving with the wine. This wine has a rich, full-bodied palate with finely integrated wood giving it warmth and complexity. This wine will age gracefully over the next ten years, with a more colourful expression emerging.
Blue-Gold - Sydney International Wine Competition 2014
Silver Medal - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2014
Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wine 2014/2015, 5 Stars
"The 2012 vintage is an impressive debut. It was estate-grown in the lower Awatere Valley and based on 'the best grapes of the vintage'...very graceful, fleshy and deep, with vibrant grapefruit, peach and lime flavours, showing an almost honeyed richness, a fine thread of acidity, and a tight, dry (2.8 grams/litre of residual sugar), harmonious finish..."
Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier 4 Stars
" Lots of juicy peach, apple and tropical fruit suggestions, vibrant and forceful; sweet herbs and a wet stone mineral layer; youthful, fresh and electric. On the palate - just dry with an immediate layer of spicy acidity, flavors of peaches and sweet citrus fruits, a touch of pineapple and moderate herbaceous flavors; medium+ acidity, balanced and well made with a moderate finish. What's not to like!"