Wine Of The Week

Astrolabe 2015 Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough $24

A fine example of the Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc style with gooseberry, green capsicum, nettle, wet stone mineral and a suggestion of tomato leaf. The taut acidity helps drive a lengthy finish. Very stylish wine. Gives a nod in the direction of Sancerre. (Screwcap) Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view on

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now-2019

Food match: Crispy fried Squid, Daikon slaw & Saffron aioli.

Stockists: Caro’s Wines, Auckland; Vino Fino, Christchurch.

Price Benchmark: $27.33 Avg 95pt 2015 Sauvignon Blanc tasted from New Zealand

Winery Rating: 95.1 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines

Price Rating Map & Vintage Chart: How does this wine fit into the winery’s range?

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