All wines over $25 per bottle will be vintage specific. In the case the listed vintage is out of stock, we will inform you via email for approval to go ahead.
The Wine Front – Has bare-bones DNA of herbal, grassy notes with mescal, pepper over stone fruits and passionfruit. There's a sniff of wild stuff in briar, warm cashews, honey-on-toast and something like pot pourri. Palate is trim and given good curves from chalky fringes and limey acidity. It's deeply flavoured yet courses with power. Tight, lean, needs a decant it feels, or at least, several years in cellar. Architectural sauvignon blanc, with pleasure. 94 points, 2016-2029
World Wine – Beautiful fruit perfume, clipped with cut grass and a touch of Thai spice, think lemongrass and ginger, and leads to a citrussy, tangy palate of coursing, tightly wound fruit. Refreshing, gently spicy, touch chalky in texture for interest, grassy but not green; it's a fantastic release that offers quintessence of Marlborough, with added pizzazz. Drink on.
Wine Enthusiast – This wine captures the passion fruit notes typical of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, then underscores them with a silky textural element. Hints of white nectarine and celery stalk add nuance to the long, white-grapefruit-inflected finish.
Wine Spectator – "Opens with a fragrant floral note, offering high tones of honeysuckle. The lemon meringue pie and dried mango flavors are intense and vivid, showing terrific intensity on the finish."
Decanter – "One of the most sought after Marlborough Sauvignons, demand must follow owner Kevin Judd around – he was chief winemaker at Cloudy Bay for 25 years before deciding to go things alone. Intriguing fenugreek seed and bacon fat aromas evolve into elderflower and citrus. On the palate, intense gooseberry and fenugreek dominate, with elderflower and honeysuckle providing some richness, followed up by slight mineral notes. Although vibrant, the acidity is kept in check, making this a well balanced wine."