New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is the leading imported wine in Australia, which has led domestic wineries to redouble their efforts at the variety. This bargain-priced example features fig and citrus notes underscored by a slight herbaceousness, even some red currant flavors. It's round in the mouth without being overly broad, ending with mouthwatering citrus flavors…
The nose here is on the subtle side for a Viognier, with tones of macadamia and vanilla wafers. Meanwhile, the palate is vibrant and refreshing, with orange flower and musk accents, winding down to a limoncello finish. The lush texture of this wine suggests serving as an apéritif. Drink now.
White pepper and nut aromas on the nose are light, but the apple, citrus and toast flavors in the mouth are present, in full force. Generously oaked on the finish; a straightforward, good wine.
This is a simple, crisp seafood-ready white, lean without being angular. Green apple, honey and clover-blossom aromas yield to grassy, field-fresh flavors backed by pervasive notes of white grapefruit.
A little plumper and rounder than you might expect from a Sauvignon Blanc, but the flavors are recognizable, ranging from grapefruit through melon and fig before picking up a hint of jalapeño on the finish.
Shows some distinctly herbal notes, which gives it a welcome point of difference from other Australian Merlots in this price range. Cedar and chocolate wrap themselves around a core of tart berries, showing off a velvety texture on the finish. Drink now.