This single vineyard rendition of Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from the Holdaway Family vineyard at Dillons Point – our favourite sub region for the variety. It is a classic expression of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, being 100% tank fermented, but it offers complexity of texture and a mineral drive that summons river stones and sea spray. Blackcurrant, guava and passionfruit are captured alongside the subtlest hint of oyster-shell. This wine is focused and explosive on both nose and palate yet remains elegantly balanced and distinctly salty.
Appellation Wine Marlborough Certified
5 Stars ***** 'The impressive 2019 vintage (5*) is a single-vineyard wine, grown at Dillons Point. Weighty and finely textured, it is refined, with incisive, very pure, ripely herbaceous flavours, a slightly salty streak, appetising acidity and a dry (2 grams/litre residual sugar), harmonious, lasting finish.' Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide 2020.
95 Points 'Concentrated sauvignon blanc with passionfruit, tropical fruit, red capsicum and ripe nectarine flavours supported by a cut of tangy acidity that helps give the wine energy. Bob Campbell MW, 21/12/2019.'
92 Points 'Classic inviting, pure and fresh bouquet with herbs and wet stones, grapefruit, apple and plenty of fresh mango passion tropical fruit scents. On the palate - intense, crisp, refreshing, fruity, varietal, lengthy and just dry with a light salty air moment. A very nice wine, great balance and length - lots to like and enjoy. Drink now and through 2022.' Cameron Douglas MS, 15/12/2019
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