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2015 Astrolabe Taihoa Sauvignon Blanc

2015 Astrolabe Taihoa Sauvignon Blanc

96 Points Bob Campbell
2015 Astrolabe Taihoa Sauvignon Blanc
96 Points Bob Campbell

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Top scoring sauvignon by Bob Campbell in his Gourmet Traveller Tasting scoring a 96/100. A complex Sauvignon showing textural oak influence, this is Astrolabe’s answer to Cloudy Bay’s Te Koko (with a realistic price tag). From the limestone-rich Kekerengu coast this is all about layers of minerality and complexity, some juicy notes of citrus and green-herbal character telling you it's Sav while the body and texture tell you it's not to be trifled with under the afternoon sun, but saved for some serious dinner.

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Overview

Grape

Sauvignon Blanc

Its Origins

Astrolabe was created in 1996 by winemaker Simon Waghorn, the culmination of a career that began in South Australia in 1982. Winemaking later led Simon and his family from Te Kauwhata to Gisborne, where he specialised in Chardonnay, and eventually to Marlborough where in 1996 he and his wife Jane Forrest-Waghorn joined with old friends Paul Davenport and Sally Lewis to have a go at their own label…and so began Astrolabe. Today they work with a number of growers scattered all over Marlborough, from Awatere valley to the Kekerengu coast to the Wairau Valley, developing a wide portfolio of iconic wines that celebrate the varieties and terroirs of Marlborough.

What The Critics Say

96/100 Bob Campbell MW

Flagship sauvignon blanc from the Kekerengu Coast that’s been hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed and fermented in barrels using indigenous yeasts. A very textural wine that’s deliciously rich and smooth. Ripe tree fruit and chalk/mineral flavours, with a suggestion of savoury funky character for extra complexity.

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Sauvignon Blanc

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Marlborough

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    12.00%

  • Maturity

    2016 - 2022

This Wine Goes Well With

with CHICKEN
with LAMB
with PORK

Taste

2

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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