18 Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc has been a flagship wine for Hunter’s since the very beginning in 1979. This is the variety that introduced Hunter’s and New Zealand wine to the world back in 1986 at the Sunday Times Wine Festival in London.
Classically Marlborough, our 2018 Sauvignon Blanc immediately shows passionfruit and ripe tropical fruit aromas with a touch of herbaceous capsicum. It has a very refreshing multi-layered palate of citrus and tropical fruits. These flavours and aromas leave a fresh lingering finish on the palate making it a full satisfying wine with balanced acidity.
Harvest Date: April 2017
Total Acidity: 7.2 g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.11 g/l
Bottling Date: October 2018
88 Points – James Suckling October 2019 - “A gently grassy and herbal edge with green mangoes that drive fresh and crunchy on the palate.”
GOLD - China Wine & Spirit Awards 2019
5 Stars / 94 Points – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, April 2019.
“A fabulous sauvignon; the intensely aromatic bouqet shows passionfruit, fejoia, kaffir lime and subtle musky characters, leading to a concentrated palate that is punch and flavoursome. The wine offers terrific fruit purity and vibrancy, backed by bright acidity, finishing long and delicious. At its best; now to 2021.”
91 Points – Cameron Douglas, The Shout
“Attractive bouquet of SB with a sweet floral and ripe yellow stone fruit, sweet lemon and whispers of tropical fruits. More herbaceous on the palate with plenty of acidity and freshness. Flavours of peach, Meyer lemon, grapefruit and apple then emerge. Balanced and well made. Drink now and through 2020.”
Silver – Royal Easter Wine Awards 2019
Very good to Excellent – Mark Henderson, Otago Daily Times
Bronze – The Real Review, Bob Campbell
Bronze - New Zealand International Wine Show 2018