ASTROLABE SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016

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Another tour de force from the Sauvignon maestro, Simon Waghorn. The effort that the Astrolabe team put into this wine is amazing - low yields, careful fruit selection from a range of vineyard sites around Marlborough and gentle pressing to avoid any aggressive characters results in a style that has taken years to achieve.

Pure and crisp on the nose with fresh grassy herbs, white fruits and citrus. Concentrated and luscious on the palate, without being heavy, in fact the balance is spot on. Rich fruits, feijoa, white nectarine and ripe gooseberry fill the palate and gentle sweet herb/lemon thyme and a fine minerally acidity draws out the length and the flavours continue to linger beautifully. Mouthwatering and absolutely moreish.
Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"Lemon grass, lime peel and elderflower, with background notes of white currant and red pepper. Medium-bodied with white peach, gooseberry and citrus flavours, and a dry mineral finish."
4 Stars Michael Cooper (2016 Vintage)
"The 2016 vintage is a regional blend, grown in the Awatere Valley (56 per cent), Southern Valleys (17 per cent), Wairau Valley (14 per cent) and Kekerengu (13 per cent). Made in a fully dry style, it is freshly aromatic, mouthfilling and slightly minerally, with melon/lime flavours, pure, crisp and strong. Good drinking now to 2018."
92/100 Jamie Goode, January 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Fresh, bright and focused with a delicate seam of acidity and linear green pepper, tomato leaf and citrus notes. Nice balance and freshness, and quite an elegant expressive example of Sauvignon."


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