Agressively pungent and herbal without being over the top, this is Sauvignon Blanc that screams of its origins. Grapefruit and passion fruit flavors wash easily across the palate, leaving plenty of grassy herbaceousness in their wake, and a crisp, lingering finish. Drink now.
Rich and creamy, a fat wine with considerable body. The flavors are strong and clean, of lemons, limes, peaches and those fabled gooseberries. Feels limpid and sweet on the palate, like mountain stream water.
A nicely balanced, complex Sauvignon, this wine is mouthfilling and round, but not soft, with a blend of tropical fruit—mango and papaya—and grasssy, herbal nuances. Finishes long, crisp and herbal; should be versatile at the table. Drink now.
This dry Riesling manages to tie together several disparate elements into a nicely cohesive whole. Strands of honey, baked apples and dusty minerality are all bound together by citrusy acids on the long, clean finish. Drink now.
Archetypal Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, featuring pungent, herbal aromas to go alongside bold passion fruit notes. It shows ample weight in the mouth, even a slightly oily texture and pronounced green flavors that persist a good long time. Probably best with fresh tomato or strongly herbal dishes.
Like many Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs, this one starts off leafy and pungent, then develops greater depth of white nectarine and grapefruit on the palate. It’s plump, medium-bodied and slightly creamy in texture, making it an attractively versatile option.
This brand’s Sauvignon is from siltier, Rapaura soils, according to winemaker Alistair McIntosh. It’s pungent and seaty, with hints of green bell pepper. There’s a big, round mouthfeel, but the flavors are green and herbal. Imported by Icon Estates.