94 Points
5 Stars Michael Cooper
5 Stars Sam Kim
Sydney Top 100
Value Pick

A river full of gold (medals)

“Delicious from the start.”

Michael Cooper

  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • Grape: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

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Regions : Marlborough

A river full of gold (medals)

“Delicious from the start.”

Michael Cooper

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Gold Medal – New Zealand International Wine Show 2018
Gold Medal – New Zealand Wine Of The Year Awards 2018
Blue Gold & Top 100 – Sydney International Wine Competition 2018

It's been a while since we've had the Wairau River wines in store but a recent revisit and tasting along with a compelling deal made it very easy to get them back in stock. Take this Sauvignon Blanc for example, accolades for Africa and unmistakably Marlborough. An absolute doozy… classic in style, beautifully executed with wonderful fragrance, vibrancy, flavour concentration, length and balance.

Winery notes (2018 Vintage)
"This is an elegant wine with intense tropical and stone fruit aromatics with delicate citrus and floral notes, full flavoured and textured. The wine has fine mouthwatering mineral acidity on the finish that refreshes the palate, leaving you longing for more."

5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, August 2018 (2018 Vintage)
"This is intensely aromatic and instantly appealing on the nose showing passionfruit, kiwifruit, rockmelon and kaffir lime characters on the nose. The palate is equally attractive, displaying excellent varietal purity and fine texture, superbly complemented by zesty acidity. At its best: now to 2021."

5 Stars & 18.5/20 (93) Raymond Chan, August 2018 (2018 Vintage)
"Bright, pale straw colour with slight green hues, lighter on the edge. The nose is very taut and tightly bound with penetrating aromas of pungent passionfruit along with an amalgam of tropical fruit, fresh herbs, white florals and minerals. This has purity and intensity. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has very concentrated and packed flavours of pungent passionfruit, tropical fruit, fresh herbs and minerals. The fruit has fragrant lift and vibrancy, with excellent intensity, and is enlivened by fresh, crisp acidity. The wines has linearity and drive, and carries along a fine-textured line, leading to a long and sustained finish. This is a taut and finely concentrated Sauvignon Blanc with intense passionfruit, tropical fruit, herb and mineral flavours on a fine textured palate with crisp acidity. Match with Pacific Rim fare over the next 2+ years. Fruit primarily from the ‘Home’ vineyard with a portion from the ‘Rapaura’ site and some from ‘The Angler’ vineyard, cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 13.0% alc. and 2.5 g/L RS, the wine aged on light lees."

4 Stars Cuisine Sauvignon Blanc Tasting, December 2018 (2018 Vintage)
"Concentrated aromas of passionfruit unfold to a palate full of citrus blossom and ripe tropical fruits. The natural hint of sweetness is well supported with crunchy acidity."

4 Stars Michael Cooper (2018 Vintage)
"The 2018 vintage is fresh, weighty and punchy, with mouthfilling body and strong, ripe tropical-fruit flavours, crisp and dry. Delicious from the start."

NZIWS 2018 (2018 Vintage)
"Aromas of gooseberry, blackcurrant leaf and grapefruit zest with dry, crisp, flinty, citrus, gooseberry, capsicum and herbs underpinning the fleshy passionfruit finish.

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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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