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2018 Astrolabe Awatere Sauvignon Blanc

2018 Astrolabe Awatere Sauvignon Blanc

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92 Points Bob Campbell MW
2018 Astrolabe Awatere Sauvignon Blanc
92 Points Bob Campbell MW

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A superb example of Awatere Sauvignon from Marlborough's expert in white varieties. The Awatere Valley is a bit cooler than the rest of Marlborough so there's less overt tropical fruit here. Instead a brisk and focused style offers leafy whitecurrant and elderflower as well as that mineral streak that makes it so refreshing. Classic and just so beautiful in the glass – a wine to try.

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$25.99 in mixed 6+ or $28.99 per bottle

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

92/100 Cameron Douglas

Savoury, spicy, very fruity and varietal with aromas of sweet hay and gooseberry, passion fruit and fresh herbs. A delicious wine on the palate, spicy and fruity, golden kiwifruit, passion fruit and savoury spice. High acidity, dry finish, a core of fruit and lengthy finish. Balanced and well made. Drink now and through 2024.

92/100 Bob Campbell MW

"Perhaps not as concentrated as usual but with typical Awatere sweet grass, green capsicum, tomato leaf flavours together with a suggestion of passionfruit. An appealing and accessible wine 5/11/2018" Drink 2018 - 2021

90/100 Wine Spectator, MaryAnn Worobiec (2017 vintage)

“Toasted herb, saline and lemongrass flavors complement the core of pear and papaya, with a smooth texture and a long, expressive finish. Drink now. 1,680 cases made.”

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Sauvignon Blanc

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Marlborough

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.50%

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2021

This Wine Goes Well With

with FISH
with SEAFOOD
with SHELLFISH

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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