PEGASUS BAY SAUVIGNON BLANC / SÉMILLON 2014

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PEGASUS BAY SAUVIGNON BLANC / SÉMILLON 2014 is available to buy in increments of 1
70% Sauvignon Blanc & 30% Semillon
19/20 Joelle Thomson, December 2017 (2014 Vintage)
"Old vines, oak fermentation, maturation on decomposing yeast cells… it may sound like an interesting combination of factors, but this wine is an outstanding dry white that rocks my boat with its full body, complex flavours of green fresh herbs, ripe tropical fruit and nutty flavours. Year in, year out, this wine ticks all the boxes with its full body, vibrant freshness and super concentration of flavour; not least thanks to being made from grapes grown on a north facing, 30 year old vineyard in North Canterbury. Both the Sauvignon Blanc and the Semillon spent a portion of time fermenting and aging in old oak barrels, which adds body, softness and builds the textural deliciousness into this wine."
4 1/2 Stars Michael Cooper (2014 Vintage)
"At its best, this Waipara, North Canterbury wine is concentrated and complex, with loads of personality. From vines almost 30 years old, the 2014 vintage is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, fermented in a mix of tanks and French oak barrels, old and new. Bright yellow/green, it is a powerful wine, very full-bodied, with concentrated, ripe peach and passionfruit flavours, a vague hint of honey, excellent complexity and a dry, rich finish. A very distinctive wine, it's drinking well now."
4 Stars & 18.0+/20 Raymond Chan, May 2016 (2014 Vintage)
"Bright, light golden-yellow colour, lighter on the edge. This has a softly concentrated and well-packed, penetrating nose of nectarines, greengages, green stonefruits and fragrant herbs along with softly interwoven nutty lees and oak detail. This has an attractive harmony and completeness to the expression. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is moderately rich and softly packed with flavours of sweet green stonefruits including greengages and nectarines. A soft layer of nutty oak and complexing lees gently emerges, and the flavours build in depth and intensity. The palate flows along a very fine-textured line with soft underlying acidity lending subtle drive and tension, leading to a soft, dry, lighter finish of herbs and green stonefruits. This is a moderately rich, concentrated and harmoniously presented Sauvignon/Semillon blend with subtle complexities and a soft, dry finish. A blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon from vines nearly 30 y.o., the Sauvignon Blanc fermented in 15% new French oak barriques, and the Semillon in seasoned oak to 13.5% alc. and 3.5 g/L RS, the wine aged 8 months on lees."
5 Stars & 18.5/20 Raymond Chan, October 2016 (2014 Vintage)
"Ed Donaldson explained that his brother Mat has been working on making this wine richer and fuller by using lower yields, increasing the lees aging from 10 months to 12 months and upping the new oak a little. The wine still benefits from time in bottle and on this showing, 5 months down the track, it tasted even better than before. Still pale straw in colour, the freshness, intensity and concentration of the nose was striking, with gooseberry and stonefruit vitality. On palate racy, bright and tight, but with a lusciousness of green stonefruits to balance the acidity. Excellent detailing. Very long and sustained."
4 Stars Yvonne Lorkin, April 2017 (2014 Vintage)
"​I love the aromas of freshly baled hay, lemongrass, dried basil, grilled peach, watercress and scorched toast. It’s one of my favourite blended whites and its’ a wine that’ll totally change your whole perception of sauvignon blanc. It’s a highly complex wine, rich and herbaceous, with a vein of tangy acidity and honeyed citrus running through it."


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