Textural beauty

astrolabe-taihoa-sav-blanc-2015Astrolabe Taihoa Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Marlborough, NZD $32

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. (Screwcap)

Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view on BobCampbell.nz

Alcohol: 14%

Ageing: now to 2024

Food: Free range pork and fennel meatballs, tomato ragu, pangritata

Stockists: Caro’s Wines, Auckland; Advintage, Hawke’s Bay (NZ); Liquor Emporium, Alexandria NSW; Young & Rashleigh (AU distributor)

Ranked #1 of 110 2015 Sauvignon Blanc tasted from Marlborough

Price Benchmark: NZD $38.60

 

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