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PEGASUS BAY SAUVIGNON BLANC / SÉMILLON 2019

Excellent Cameron Douglas MS
95 Points
5 Stars Sam Kim
5 Stars Raymond Chan
5 Stars
  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 14.0%
  • Grape: 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Sémillon

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Regions : North Canterbury

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Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"This is a unique expression of a traditional white Bordeaux blend using approximately 70% Sauvignon Blanc & 30% Semillon. Both varieties were picked in stages, timing each harvest to optimise the grapes’ range of natural flavours. These varieties were fermented separately, most of the Sauvignon in stainless steel to retain the pure fruit character (with approx. one third on skins) and all the Semillon in oak puncheons to add texture. A small percentage of the Sauvignon Blanc was also matured in new French barrels to give extra length and complexity. Both varieties were aged on their natural deposits of yeast lees (sur lie) for approximately 10 mths, prior to blending. Once bottled, the wine was left to age for another year before release, allowing it to integrate further.

On release the colour is pale lemon. The nose is powerfully expressive, charred citrus, crushed thyme, and baked apple melded with nettle, blossom, and a whiff of gun smoke. In the mouth it is richly textured, with refreshing acidity and a phenolic drive that adds structure, weight, and complexity. While the Semillon component fills out the palate and gives richness, the wine is vibrant and energised, it’s crisp minerality leading the way to a persistent finish."


5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, December 2021 (2019 Vintage)
"Wonderfully fruited and complex with grapefruit, apricot, lime peel, oatmeal and smoky aromas, it's powerfully expressive and persistent on the palate delivering excellent weight and intensity backed by textured mouthfeel and crisp acidity. Harmonious and flavoursome with engaging flavours. At its best: now to 2031."


Rated Excellent & 94/100 Cameron Douglas MS, October 2021 (2019 Vintage)
"I love the bouquet of this wine with its striking scents of waxy grapefruit and lime, apple and fruit spices, cape gooseberry and a mix of roasted tree and stone fruits. In other words there’s complexity and power, personality and intrigue. Weighty, powerful, complex with a silky cream texture and a core of flavours that mirror the bouquet. Grapefruit and apple, exotic fruits and spice layers. Balanced, well made and delicious. best drinking from 2021 through 2028+."


Rated Excellent to Outstanding, Mark Henderson, ODT, January 2022 (2019 Vintage)
"Struck match and sweat lead, underlying that ripe tropical fruits with a honeyed note. Ripe and rounded palate offering pea pod, green herbs, a smoky nuance and dry honey. Really kicks into gear in the glass showing power and depth of flavour with a super long finish. Adds a wisp of citrus and smoke. Quite a serious, grown up style, equally at home with food."


5 Stars & 19/20 (95) Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Reviews, November 2021 (2019 Vintage)
"Bright, pale yellow with some depth and a green sheen. The wine has an enticing bouquet, softly penetrating generous aromas of citrus, apple interweave asparagus spears, nettle, smoky flint, toasted almonds and custard. Medium-bodied, the palate is intense and concentrated, creamy custard texture carries lemon, citrus peels, apple, unfolding asparagus, nettle, white spice, gunflint and a hint of nuttiness. The Sauvignon Blanc portion shows lush fruit and herbaceous details; the Semillon portion contributes to a waxy, oily texture, along with brilliant acidity. The combination offers a great deal of complexity and punch, with the rich, concentrated nuances, lends a sophisticated, long finish. Match with fish pie and lemon chicken over the next 5-8 years. A blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Semillon, fermented separately, Sauvignon Blanc in stainless steel with one third on skins approx, Semillon fermented in oak puncheons. A small percentage of Sauvignon Blanc was aged in new French barrels. Both varieties aged on their lees for approx 10 months, further aged for a year in bottle before being released. 14% alc."


Reviews for the 2018 vintage below…


5 Stars Michael Cooper (2018 Vintage)
"This distinctive Waipara, North Canterbury wine is concentrated and complex, with loads of personality. It is typically a 70:30 blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon, partly (35 per cent) fermented and matured in French oak barrels. Full of personality, the 2018 vintage is mouthfilling and very youthful. Mouthfilling, it has intense peachy, limey flavours, a gentle seasoning of oak adding complexity, and a fully dry (1.2 grams/litre of residual sugar), long finish. Best drinking 2023+."

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Delivery charges are calculated during the checkout process. Please ensure you choose the correct delivery region. We will advise you if you have chosen the incorrect delivery region.

You may also choose to 'pick up' your order from our wine shop at 188 Durham Street South, Christchurch.

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that it may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on (03) 3655134.

Note, for orders of 1 - 2 bottles we charge an additional $3 for packaging. To ensure the safety of the bottles we use specially designed posting boxes.

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