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Huia Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2017

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Nutty and toasty on the nose with roasted apple fruit topped with nuanced floral and herbal spice notes. Lean but with good richness and fine balance. Focused flavors show a little hickory nut on top of the apple and yellow fruit flavors. Finishes with finesse and tension if toasty, and a touch roasted fruit. 88pts

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Huia Vineyards Ltd:
The Huia was a unique New Zealand bird from the wattlebird family. The pair co-existed as a team in the dense forest canopy. Before the arrival of Europeans it was already a rare bird, confined to the Ruahine, Tararua, Rimutaka and Kaimanawa mountain ranges in the south east of the North Island. It is the only bird in the world in which the bills of the male and female birds are different in s... Read more
The Huia was a unique New Zealand bird from the wattlebird family. The pair co-existed as a team in the dense forest canopy. Before the arrival of Europeans it was already a rare bird, confined to the Ruahine, Tararua, Rimutaka and Kaimanawa mountain ranges in the south east of the North Island. It is the only bird in the world in which the bills of the male and female birds are different in shape and size. This unique feature along with the bird beautiful plumage generated great interest from international collectors. The tail feathers were highly prized by Maori and Europeans alike. The last official sighting of the Huia was in 1907, however there are unconfirmed reports of their bird song being heard in the isolated bush of Ureweras 30 years ago. New Zealand owned, Marlborough wine company Huia Vineyards is owned and operated by Mike and Claire Allan who were drawn to Marlborough by the intense fruit flavours found in Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, other Marlborough white wines and Marlborough Pinot Noir. In 1990 the first Huia vineyard was bought and the planting started soon after. In 1996 Mike and Claire established the Huia wine company, Huia Vineyards Ltd as a family owned wine company committed to the production of premium and classical Marlborough wines. The Huia vineyards and winery are focused on hand crafting fine unique wines expressing the richness of Marlborough grapes from the vineyard through to the table. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Huia Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
0.00 5
Vintage: 2011 05/25/2012

Nutty and toasty on the nose with roasted apple fruit topped with nuanced floral and herbal spice notes. Lean but with good richness and fine balance. Focused flavors show a little hickory nut on top of the apple and yellow fruit flavors. Finishes with finesse and tension if toasty, and a touch roasted fruit. 88pts


Member Reviews for Huia Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

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Snooth User: BeautifulCalamity
7729671,946
4.00 5
Vintage: 2011 06/29/2013

Light and fruity. Nice acidity balance.


Snooth User: dynowine
3956231,323
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 03/12/2010

This Sauv Blanc featured a nose of cream, grass, and leaves. In the mouth has a nice glycerin sheen, medium to light body, some earth, and peach and nectarine flavors. Finish falls off quick with a toast and oak taste. Balanced. Not sure about the other reviews' fruit break-down, seems like one review relates to the 2006 vintage maybe?


Snooth User: bromion
4484049
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 03/03/2008

Three glasses


Snooth User: innA
3515675
4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 03/17/2008

Excellent example of NZ sauvignon blanc - very ripe, lots of citrus, great finish.


Snooth User: aegrady
3549112
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 11/22/2007

Four glasses


External Reviews for Huia Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

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Vintage: 2010 03/19/2013

Fresh, pure Sauvignon Blanc in a bone dry style but with an ethereal texture that prevents the wine from being excessively austere or coarse. Poised and perfectly balanced with a typical Sauvignon Blanc flavour profile. Bob Campbell, MW. A Sauvignon Blanc wine from Marlborough in New Zealand. 2010 Huia Sauvignon Blanc 750ml


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Vintage: 2010 06/25/2011

Appealing for the fresh mango and lime juice flavors that are bright, clean and extremely refreshing. Shows wonderful focus and purity. Drink now. 8,500 cases made. -MW Wine Spectator. A Sauvignon Blanc wine from Marlborough in New Zealand. 2010 Huia Sauvignon Blanc 750ml


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Vintage: 2010 11/14/2013

Fresh pure Sauvignon Blanc in a bone dry style but with an ethereal texture that prevents the wine from being excessively austere or coarse. Poised and perfectly balanced with a typical Sauvignon Blanc flavour profile. Bob Campbell MW.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 11/06/2009

Gooseberry, tropical fruit, and lime notes abound in this textbook New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. A classic wine calls for a classic pairing, so try it with shellfish for a phenomenal experience.



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