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2016 St Clair Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

2016 St Clair Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

92 Points Richard Caro
2016 St Clair Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
92 Points Richard Caro

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A beautiful balancing act - rich and fleshy yet fine and chalky, wildly expressive yet restrained and poised. The winemaking at work here is superbly expert, confident and perfectly suited to this variety and style - i.e. aromatic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc - of which this is not only the best Saint Clair has to offer but arguably the best on the market for consistency and sheer quality.

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Overview

Grape

Sauvignon Blanc

Its Origins

Saint Clair Family Estate is owned by Neal and Judy Ibbotson, viticulture pioneers in Marlborough since 1978. Grapes were originally supplied to local wine companies; however a desire to extend the quality achieved in the vineyard through to the finished wine led to the establishment of Saint Clair Family Estate in 1994. The Saint Clair name originates from the vineyard property, first settled by the Sinclair family. Pioneer James Sinclair built one of the first homes in Blenheim and was closely associated with the early development of the town. Over time the name of the property reverted to the original Saint Clair. Saint Clair has developed six vineyards in different sites in Marlborough, including the Rapaura, Awatere, Waihopai and Omaka Valleys. Only superior fruit from the best locations for each individual variety is selected for the Saint Clair label.

19/20 Raymond Chan

"The ‘Wairau Reserve’ is the best parcel of Sauvignon Blanc of the vintage. A very refined nose of pungent passionfruit infused with white florals, herbs and suggestions of blackcurrant leaf, the aromatics beautifully lifted and penetrating. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, tightly concentrated flavours of passionfruit, blackcurrants and florals show with purity and succulence. The mouthfeel is softly textured with a chalky, minerally core and gently piquant acidity lending excellent linearity to a long, sustained finish with passionfruit and mineral notes. Serve with seafood, salads and vegetables, and Pacific Rim cuisine over the next 2+ years.

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Sauvignon Blanc

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Marlborough

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.00%

  • Maturity

    2017 - 2020

This Wine Goes Well With

with CHICKEN
with PORK
with POULTRY

Taste

1

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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