A Blind River beaut

Blind River Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough, NZD $25

Concentrated, textural sauvignon blanc with typical Awatere mineral, green capsicum and nettle characters together with subtle passionfruit flavours. A component of barrel-fermented wine has added weight and complexity. (Screwcap)

Score: 94 ★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 13%

Ageing: now to 2021

Food: Auckland Island scampi, oxtail & broccoli

Stockists: Lawson’s Dry Hills Wines; Glengarry Wines, Auckland (NZ); Vintage Cellars stores (AU)

Ranked: #12 of 79 2018 Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough

Awarded: Top Rank

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