Wine of the Week NZ

Pegasus Bay Finale Noble Barrique Matured Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Waipara NZD $40

Aromatic wine with honeycomb and passionfruit on the nose. Very sweet wine with an almost syrupy texture balanced by a backbone of fine, fruity acidity that prevents any sense of cloying. Layers of dried fruits, spice and exotic tropical fruit flavours add dimension and complexity. A pure and powerful wine that shows the benefit of a little bottle age. (Screwcap)

Score: 97 ★★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 14.5%

Ageing: now to 2022

Food: Crème Brûlée

Stockists: Pegasus Bay Wines; EuroVintage, Auckland (NZ distributor); Fesq & Co (AU distributor)

Ranked: #1 of 283 2014 Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand

Awarded: Top Rank

Winery Rating: 95.7 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines

Price Rating Map & Vintage Chart: How the wine fits in the winery’s range?

One thought on “Wine of the Week NZ”

  1. Mahmoud Ali says:

    One rarely sees a dessert wine made from sauvignon blanc. I assume from the word “Noble” that it is botrytis affected.

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