Gold Medal – New Zealand International Wine Show 2020
Winery notes (2020 Vintage)
"Vibrant aromas of passionfruit, guava and tropical fruit that follow through to the palate. These intense fruit flavours are complemented by an intriguing saline minerality and vibrant acidity. This wine is immediately expressive but will continue to drink well for the next five years.
Our Bull Paddock Vineyard is located in the Dillons Point sub-region of Marlborough’s Lower Wairau Valley and was once only good for raising bulls. The young, alluvial soils produce grapes with a powerful bouquet of rich, tropical aromas, expressive flavours and an intriguing mineral element. Pure, concentrated and limited by nature."
5 Stars & 95/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (2020 Vintage)
"Aromatic sauvignon blanc with a mix of passionfruit, guava, green capsicum and subtle mineral flavours. An intense, taut and punchy wine, with vibrant acidity and impressive purity."
Rated Outstanding & 95/100 Cameron Douglas MS, August 2020 (2020 Vintage)
"The immediacy of complexity, depth and pull that the bouquet suggest a more serious example of SB. Aromas of ripe citrus and salty air, fresh white peach and meyer lemon then whispers of sage and other fresh herb qualities. Minerality is revealed on the palate with flavours of white smoke and wet pebbles. At the core of this wine is the ripe tropical and fresh citrus flavours accentuated by high almost sweet acidity then a salty note returns. Young and needing more development time in bottle, but a lovely example of wine showcasing site and region, excellent wine-making and most importantly and enjoyable glass of wine. Best drinking from 2021 through 2024+.
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2020 Vintage)
"The very classy, youthful 2020 vintage was grown in the lower Wairau Valley. Bright, light lemon/green, it is weighty and dry (3 grams/litre of residual sugar), with vibrant melon/lime flavours, showing lovely delicacy and depth. A very harmonious wine, with a long finish, it's well worth discovering."