STARBOROUGH FAMILY ESTATE SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016

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Gold Medal - New Zealand International Wine Show (2016 Vintage)
4 1/2 Stars Michael Cooper (2016 Vintage)
"This label consistently offers great value. Estate-grown, the 2016 vintage is from two vineyards in the Awatere Valley (accounting for 60 per cent of the final blend), and a third site in the Wairau Valley (40 per cent). Highly aromatic, it is mouthfilling and vibrantly fruity, with excellent intensity of melon, lime and capsicum flavours, slightly minerally, dry (3 grams/litre of residual sugar) and tangy."
5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (2016 Vintage)
"A blend of grapes from Awatere and Wairau Valleys, this is a fabulously expressed sauvignon packed with delicious passionfruit, feijoa, rockmelon and lime zest flavours. It is punchy and lively on the palate, wonderfully structured by juicy acidity. An immediately appealing sauvignon offering terrific drinking. At its best: now to 2019."
4 Stars & 18.0/20 Raymond Chan, September 2016 (2016 Vintage)
"Bright, very pale straw with slight green hues, near colourless on the rim. The nose is soft, very refined and elegantly proportioned with subtle aromas of passionfruit and white floral aromas, along with nuances of fresh herbs and mineral notes. The aromatics form a tight core, unfolding to grow in intensity in the glass. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate features mouthfilling flavours of passionfruit with underlying gooseberry notes, entwined with fresh herbs and mineral elements. The acidity enlivens the mouthfeel and the palate flows along a fine-textured line. Layers of gentle richness emerge contributing to the body and presence, and the palate carries to a sustained finish of passionfruit, herbs and minerals. This is a refreshing Sauvignon Blanc with subtle richness of passionfruit, herb and mineral flavours and good body and presence. Serve with Pacific Rim fare over the next 2 years. Sauvignon Blanc fruit, 40% from ‘O’Dwyers Farm, Rapaura, 40% from the ‘Starborough Terrace’ and 20% from ‘Long Lane’ in the Awatere, cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 13.2% alc., the wine aged on light lees."
Yvonne Lorkin, September 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"Incredibly juicy and tropical, this is a passionfruit and lime fest if ever I tasted one. But the other thing I love about this wine is that it’s SO textural. Produced from two Awatere Valley vineyards (Starborough + Long Lane) and a Wairau site (O’Dwyers Farm) the result of the blend is a super-concentrated, lemongrass and sweet pea-soaked sauvignon that’s crisp, crunchy and darn gorgeous."


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