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Selaks Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Premium Selection 2003

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

Demure aromas of white fruits, gooseberries, and melon balls can be detected in the nose of the 2003 Sauvignon Blanc Premium Selection. A fine value, it reveals a medium-bodied, satin-textured personality. This fresh, spicy wine displays good depth to its pear, apple, and gooseberry-flavored core. Drink it over the next 2ndash;3 years.

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When Marino Selak first arrived in New Zealand from his native Croatia in 1906, there were a few things missing. Apart from olive oils and the traditional Croatian food, it seemed that wine was in seriously short supply. Back in Croatia, wine was the centre of the table that brought families and friends together - part of everyday life. So Marino decided to create his own by buying some land... Read more
When Marino Selak first arrived in New Zealand from his native Croatia in 1906, there were a few things missing. Apart from olive oils and the traditional Croatian food, it seemed that wine was in seriously short supply. Back in Croatia, wine was the centre of the table that brought families and friends together - part of everyday life. So Marino decided to create his own by buying some land for a market garden, orchards and vineyard, unwittingly creating a wine that would become a world favourite. 34 years later and the Selaks wine had become so popular in the local Auckland community that Marino asked his relatives in Croatia for help. Perhaps lured by the prospect of growing wine in the fields of New Zealand as opposed to going to war, Marino’s nephew, Mate Selak, sailed to New Zealand on a one way ticket at the tender age of 16. He must have enjoyed his new home because by the time Mate was 23, he had purchased the land from his uncle and had begun experimenting with champagne style wine. The wine brought a taste of Europe to the country and was instantly popular. However, the government confiscated the Selaks’ land to build a new motorway. Read less

External Reviews for Selaks Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Premium Selection

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Demure aromas of white fruits, gooseberries, and melon balls can be detected in the nose of the 2003 Sauvignon Blanc Premium Selection. A fine value, it reveals a medium-bodied, satin-textured personality. This fresh, spicy wine displays good depth to its pear, apple, and gooseberry-flavored core. Drink it over the next 2ndash;3 years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Punchy mixture of gooseberry and melon on the nose, generously backed up with suggestions of zesty lemon and passion fruit. Crisp and elegant with a long, tangy finish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Tight, taut and tart, trying to be refined, with modest green apple and herb flavors that echo nicely. Drink now through 2004.



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