2013 Taihoa Sauvignon Blanc

Astrolabe, Marlborough, New Zealand

Sauvignon blanc, Screwcap, Drinking 2017-2020

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Tasting Notes

Powerful passionfruit, guava and limoncello flavours, and a chalky, mineral texture. This wine will continue to develop rewarding flavour and bottle complexity with ageing. To be drunk with seafood of all types (especially oysters), leafy-summer salads, or as an aperitif.

Reviews & Scores

Grassy up front, with plenty of green notes to the lime, lemon and melon flavors, showing tangy acidity. Fresh and roasted herb accents linger on the finish. 
86 Points, Wine Spectator

Single vineyard in the Coastal hills of Kekerengu, hand picked, wild yeast, barrel ferment. Both capsicum and riper citrus notes. Limey freshness then a little sweet/sour on the palate, as if it were not bone dry (perhaps just fruit ripe), though it finishes dry-tasting and zesty and has good persistence. Tasting this again in London with a little more time to focus, I started to notice the barrel ferment character more and found it brought real depth and complexity and a more profound that I had overlooked at first because this is definitely in the more subtle camp of the 'wild bunch' of alternative styles. I upped my score because I can see there is both complexity and...
intensity without unwanted sweetness. Fine creamy finish but still fresh. 
17.5/10 Points, Jancis Robinson
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Marlborough, New Zealand

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