Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Valley 2011
A serious, concentrated and expressive wine, Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc flaunts a powerful bouquet of fresh herbs and tropical fruits layered with ripe stone fruit and bright citrus. The wine is crisp, balanced and elegant with a distinctive mineral note that holds up well to rich, spicy foods.
Editorial Reviews for Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Valley
Very intense on the nose with typical aromas of grass and jalapeno over a core of light orchard fruits. Light-bodied in the mouth but very well-balanced, allowing the mostly herbal tones of the fruit to express themselves in the mouth while the overt fruit takes back seat until it re-emerges on the citrussy finish. 88pts
Nose: asparagus, lime, hints of gooseberry, smoky/flinty edge?. nettle. Intense, green & citrussy. Palate: Lime, asparagus, gooseberry, lemon, lime peel, nettle? Fresh, crisp, crunch acidity. Crunchy, slight phenolic edge. Slight hint of minerality in finish. Savoury on finish.
The aromatics are strong and expressive, displaying heavy tropical notes of fresh herbs, guava and a slight hint of grassiness. This wine is extremely crisp where you'll find flavors of passion fruit, grapefruit and guava without being overly sweet. These flavors are accompanied by a bright, mouthwatering acidity that begs you to take another sip. This wine sets itself apart from other NZ Sauv Blancs due to it not being overly sweet, aggressive or grassy - ie. Kim Crawford, Nobilo, Starborough.
The very definition of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Almost-shocking green bell pepper, jalapeno, and citrus on the nose, and from there, it's straight across the plate: tall grass, passionfruit, and long-lasting acidity so electric you could read by it.
Three and a half glasses
Super Yum. First a bunch of the straw, cat-pee, grapefruit explosion on the nose.... grapefruit and even a touch of banana on the finish. Second night, it was all about the pineapple soda. Maybe a hint hint of kiwi.
External Reviews for Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Valley
Pale, bright yellow. Grapefruit and tarragon on the slightly herbal nose. Juicy and quite dry, with classic citrus and herbal sauvignon flavors offering good intensity. Could use more depth but finishes with decent persistence.
This wine shows lifted passionfruit and fresh tropical notes on the nose. These flavours follow through on to the richly structured palate, which has a long crisp finish.
This is Vavasour's entry level Sauvignon Blanc. It's dry yet rich and round on the palate with fresh grassy fruit and yellow fruit galore.
Sourced 100% from the Awatare Valley. An attractive, grassy and gooseberry nose with some attractive hints of passion fruit and white peach. A neutral entry on the palate but very hood weight on the palate with an attractive minerally finish. Very fi... Robert Parker. A Sauvignon Blanc wine from Marlborough in New Zealand. 2007 Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc 750ml
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