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Awards and Accolades.

Hunter’s 2020 Home Block Sauvignon Blanc

95 Points – Candice Chow, Candice Wine Chat, May 2021

Bright, clear pale straw-yellow, even colour throughout. The nose is vibrant and pure, softly full with nuances of classic Marlborough gooseberries, lime, green apple melded with subtle crunchy mineral, elderflower and a hint of cassis. Medium-light bodied, a crisp palate carrying flavours of gooseberries, lime and green apple, adorned by a hint of elderflower and cassis, along with salinity, and a mineral flow with good energy and focus to a long, crisp finish. The flavours are pure with depth, racy acidity tamed by subtle lees contact softened texture and fine phenolics, left a salivating, dry closing. This is a classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with finesse and a salivating, crisp mineral drive. Match with Marlborough’s Cloudy Bay clams and green-lipped mussels over the next 6+ years.

 

Excellent – Mark Henderson, Otago Daily Times, May 2021

 

A smoky nuance, sweat, green capsicum, gooseberry and floridity. Racy front palate adding warm baguette and fruit jube aspects. Deceptive power to this, not at all overstated, with its creamy texture and flavour depth filling the mouth creating good palate interest and a long finish. I suspect this will be equally good as an aperitif or with food.

 

Hunter’s 2016 Miru Miru™ Reserve

Silver – International Wine Challenge, May 21

Delicious brioche and toasty aromatics with a ripe apple note on the poised dry palate lifted by a persistent mousse.

 

Hunters 2020 Pinot Noir

90 Points – Cameron Douglas, MS, The Shout, June 2021

Another classic Pinot expression from Hunter’s with aromas of red cherry and cranberry, some raspberry then red apple and rose. Equally precise on the palate with flavours of red berries and red plum, some greywacke stone mineral complexity, fine chalky tannins and plenty of acidity. Mild to moderate oak flavours, crunchy texture with a balanced dry finish. Best drinking upon purchase and through 2024+.

 

 

 

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