Winery notes (2021 Vintage)
"The 2021 Seaspray Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc has distinctive briny seashell characters and lively acidity derived from the nearby oceanic influence. Flavours of kaffir lime, capsicum and freshly picked culinary herbs represent the cooler windy coastal Awatere sub region in Marlborough where these young Sauvignon Blanc vines struggle to grow in the sandy river gravel soil.
Seaspray Vineyard lies against the rugged eastern coastline of the Awatere Valley where the fresh ocean air slows the growing season to develop Sauvignon Blanc of incredible power and concentration. The vines are still young, so we expect the wines intensity to only increase as the vineyard reaches maturity."
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2021 Vintage)
"From young vines on the Awatere Valley coastline, the debut 2021 vintage is a compelling wine, already delicious. Weighty, lively and sweet-fruited, it is less pungently herbaceous than many of the sub-region's wines, with deep, ripe, tropical fruit and herbal flavours, a slightly salty streak, finely balanced acidity, and a dry, harmonious, very persistent finish. Classy stuff."
5 Stars & 95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, December 2021 (2021 Vintage)
"It's brilliantly aromatic on the nose showing passionfruit, kaffir lime, jalapeno and kiwifruit aromas, leading to a powerfully expressed palate offering terrific fruit purity and juicy fruit intensity. Punchy and vibrant, it's classically flavoured with a persistent delicious finish. At its best: now to 2029."
Rated Excellent & 93/100 Cameron Douglas MS, December 2021 (2021 Vintage)
"Distinctive, fresh, varietal, fruity and herbaceous with aromas of fresh sage and basil, grapefruit and white fleshed tree fruits. Some tropical and salty air suggestions add complexity and depth. Vibrant, crisp, fresh, herbaceous and fruity core on the palate. Flavours mirror the bouquet accentuated by acidity and mineral finishing with a lite saline layer. Balanced and well made, salivating and ready. Best drinking from 2021 through 2025."